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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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England, Oxford, between 1212 and 1220
MS M.43 fol. 18v

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1) John Baptist: Naming -- Zacharias sits on cushioned bench, with feet on footrest, writing with stylus in right hand on tablet in left hand. Scroll, inscribed SIT NOME(N) D(OMI)NI BENEDICTV(M), issues from his mouth. Two male figures, standing, gesture toward him. Scene in architectural setting, with one valve of portal open.
2) Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, with scroll in left hand, steps forward and raises right forefinger toward veiled, nimbed Virgin Mary. She raises right hand and holds book in draped left hand, beside cushioned bench. Scene in architectural setting.
Scenes within decorated frames.

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