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France, Rouen, ca. 1460-1470
MS M.1160. Fol. 027r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, descends in rays toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, with her hands crossed on her breast, looking at open book with pseudo-inscriptions on her lap, seated beneath canopy, before lectern with open book with pseudo-inscriptions and vase with lily, and before Archangel Gabriel, wearing cross-tipped tiara (?), extending right forefinger and holding scepter in left hand, kneeling on tiled floor.
Interior scene with paneled walls with inscriptions near ceiling.
Right margin:
Within arched vignette, enthroned Virgin Mary, nimbed, holding object in right hand, in interior room with tiled floor.

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