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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1470
MS M.366. Fol. 030r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, holding scepter in left hand, with right hand indicates and kneels before Virgin Mary, seated on ground with joined hands raised, beside draped prie-dieu, upon which is open bookn. Above is dove of Holy Ghost, amid rays. Scene in room with three portals open onto garden with wall and fence.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, including daisy, cornflower, rose, and viola, and inhabited by bear, playing pipe and tabor; boar, holding shield and lance, astride bear (Scene, Burlesque: Riding); by bear, holding banner, astride boar (Scene, Burlesque: Riding).

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