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Vita Christi (Life of Christ)
Italy, Florence, ca. 1320
MS M.643 fol. 2r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, wearing stephane, holds floreate scepter in left hand and raises right hand in blessing toward nimbed Virgin Mary. She wears cross-inscribed veil, with her right hand on her breast and fold of mantle in her left hand. Both stand. To right is a vase. Above, God, cross-nimbed, as half figure, raises His right hand and holds book in His left hand, in arc of heaven from which dove of Holy Ghost descends toward the Virgin.
Decorated frame.

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