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France, probably Troyes, ca. 1400
MS M.331 fol. 218r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, kneels on one knee holding with right hand scroll inscribed AUE MARIA GRATIA PLENA DOMINUS. He looks up toward virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, arms crossed on breast, standing in front of circular chair.
Background of diaper.
Margins decorated with border of foliate rinceaux some sprouting from rectilinear bars enclosing text.
Beginning of introit for Mass on feast of the Annunciation

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