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France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.365. Fol. 036v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Elizabeth, nimbed, wearing headdress, extends hands toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, with right hand extended toward Elizabeth. Behind the Virgin is Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hood. Figures are in landscape setting, with buildings in background. Rays descend from clouds in sky.
Scene is surrounded by architectural frame, with statues of four men on columns. Frame is inscribed DEUS IN ADIUTORIU(M) MEU(M) INTENDE.

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