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Book of Hours
Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.251 fol. 47v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, holding with both hands scroll inscribed AUE GRACIA PLENA DOMINUS TECUM, kneels behind Virgin Mary, nimbed. She kneels at altar (?), right hand on her breast and turns back to look at Gabriel. Between them on floor is vase containing flowers. Above left, bust of God, crossed nimbus with rays, appears in arc of Heaven.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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