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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.365. Fol. 015v

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Woman, veiled, kneeling at draped prie-dieu, on which is open book, holding rosary in her joined hands. Scene in room with apse, and wall decorated with inscription above and below arcade open to landscape. Architectural elements decorated with gemstones. Lower edge of dome, above arcade is inscribed AVE GRACIA PLENA DOMINVS TECVM BENE[DICTA] (Luke 1:28). Below the arcade is inscribed O MATER DEI MEMENTO MEI O M[ATER] (?).

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