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France, Paris, between 1230 and 1239
MS M.92 fol. 1v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, stands, raising right hand toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holding book with two straps in her draped left arm and raising her right hand to her breast. Both flank vase of lilies. Dove of Holy Ghost, cross-nimbed, descends toward her.
Scene with gold background, within decorated frame. Title inscription in French above, LANONCIACION.

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