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Spain, Valencia, ca. 1468
M.450 fol. 116v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Within initial R, archangel Gabriel, nimbed, raising right hand, holding with left hand staff on which is banner (?), kneels opposite prie-dieu. Virgin Mary, nimbed, head inclined, with joined hands, kneels on other side of the prie-dieu on which are open books. Vase containing lilies are to her right. Dove descends toward Mary on rays emitted from head of God at upper left.
Figures kneeling on decorated tile floor. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament, including plant in vase in upper margin.
Text is from feast of Annunciation, 25 March, Introit.

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