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France, Rouen, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.170 fol. 21r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, extends both hands toward Elizabeth, nimbed and veiled, on one knee, touching abdomen of Virgin with left hand, and embracing her with right. Three angels stand behind Virgin Mary.
Scene in landscape with trees, buildings, rocky outcrops, and hills in distance.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament and inhabited by bird and two confronted cocks (roosters).

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