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Italy, possibly the Veneto, ca. 1425-1450
MS M.1089 fol. 66r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Within initial D, Elizabeth, nimbed and veiled with wimple, extends hands to Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, extending her left hand to Elizabeth. Rays descend from above.
Scene before crenellated wall; building at right; hills in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by birds including peacock, and putto.

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