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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1470
MS H.7 fol. 49v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, and Elizabeth, nimbed and veiled, stand and embrace on road in front of open portal. Behind Mary, Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat, stands with hands raised. In background are buildings of city and city gate with portcullus.
Margins decorated with floreate border.
Left margin inhabited by two men, as half figures, one playing long trumpet, and the other raising his hands to his ears above dog with open jaws and protruding tongue.
Lower margin inhabited by bird.

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