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France, Paris, between 1511 and 1520
M.813 fol. 42r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation --Gabriel, nimbed, holding cross between crossed hands, kneels before Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands raised, kneeling at draped prie-dieu, upon which is open book. Above, nimbed dove descends on rays. Scene in room with columns.
Scene within architectural frame, decorated with putti holding garland. At bottom is escutcheon, within which is initial M.

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