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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420
MS M.1000 fol. 60r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, holding book in right hand and gathering drapery with left hand, greets veiled Elizabeth, with book in left hand and right hand raised. Behind Virgin Mary, angel raises, with both hands, folds of her mantle off the ground. All figures have decorated nimbi. Scene set in landscape with river and city surmounting hill. Rays of sun emanate from under arch of frame.
Miniature and text framed by decorative border of foliate design.

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