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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 15r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, holding in left hand scroll inscribed AVE GRACIA PLENA DOMINUS TECUM, kneels on one knee with right hand raised toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, with right hand raised, kneeling at draped prie-dieu with open book with pseudo-inscription. Dove of Holy Ghost descends on rays toward the Virgin. Background with cloth hanging and sky with stars. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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