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France, perhaps Metz, 1370-1380
MS M.88 fol. 156v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Angel, nimbed, holding scroll inscribed AVE MARIA from Luke 1:28, raises right hand before Virgin Mary, veiled, both hands raised; they flank vase of lilies.
Scene against gold background in foliate initial D.
Left margin:
Bird perches on foliate extension, looking toward initial D.
Lower margin (bas-de-page):
Three swans and two ducks swim in water among fishes.

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