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Germany, Regensburg, ca. 1360
MS M.769 fol. 271r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, gestures with raised right hand and holds scroll inscribed AUE MARIA GRACIA PLENA (Luke, 1:28, variant). He looks toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, seated on bench, right hand around swollen abdomen. Above, outside frame, God (?), crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, appears in cloud-edged arc of Heaven. Dove of Holy Ghost, crossed nimbus, descends to Mary on rays emanating from God.

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