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Italy, Piedmont, ca. 1465-1470
M.57 fol. 24r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, raising right forefinger and holding scroll with pseudo-inscription in left hand, faces Virgin Mary, right hand raised, kneeling at prie-dieu, her right hand touching open book with pseudo-inscription. In sky is half-figure of God, from whom dove of Holy Ghost descends on rays toward the Virgin. In background is vaulted room with ocula, behind which is landscape setting.
Margins are decorated with floreate border.

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