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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.170 fol. 15r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, raising right hand, holding scepter (?) with left hand kneels on one knee before Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands, kneeling next to draped prie-dieu on which is open book. They are before door, beneath two arches decorated with statues, some possibly nimbed, standing in niches under architectural canopies.
Adam and Eve: Fall of Man -- Through door, amid trees, Adam and Eve approach tree around which serpent is entwined.
Scene within architectural frame decorated with foliate ornament, lions and nude men.

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