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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 67r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, extends both arms to Elizabeth, nimbed and veiled with wimple, crouching before Virgin Mary, grasping Virgin Mary's right arm with her left hand.
Scene in land scape with castle on hill in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy, viola, and strawberry, and inhabited by bird, hybrid animal holding shield with animal face in right hand and spear (?) with left hand, and putto, winged, seated, holding stick or staff with right hand, wearing quiver on back.

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