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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Ghent; England, ca. 1420
MS M.46 fol. 47v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, with right hand indicating scroll inscribed AUE GRATIA PLENA DOMINUS TECUM, held in left hand, kneels on one knee before Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneeling at draped prie-dieu with open book with pseudo-inscription beneath canopy. Vase of lilies is before the prie-dieu. God, with crossed nimbus, in arc of heaven, emits rays upon which descends dove of Holy Ghost to Virgin Mary. Diaper background.
Margins with diaper ornament.

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