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Italy, Florence, between 1490 and 1499
MS M.14 fol. 33r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Historiated initial D enclosing Virgin Mary and Elizabeth, both nimbed and veiled, embracing. Scene in landscape with distant mountains.
In margins is foliate ornament. In upper margin is medallion inscribed IESVS, flanked and held by two cherubs.

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