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Italy, possibly the Veneto, ca. 1425-1450
MS M.1089 fol. 60r

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Virgin Mary: Scene, praying -- Within initial D, Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands raised, kneels befor draped altar. Rays descend from above.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by birds, including peacock, profile head of man wearing hat, putto playing tambourine, half-figure of angel, nimbed, with joined hands, putto playing horn.

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