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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, 1470-1480
MS M.312 fol. 38r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Mary, nimbed, holds book in left hand and extends right hand toward Elizabeth, nimbed and veiled, with hands extended. Behind them is Joseph, right hand on walking stick (?), left hand touching his head. At left, of three angels, two have joined hands raised. At right, woman, wearing headdress, holds book in both hands. Scene in landscape setting with buildings in distance. Rays appear in sky above scene.
Margin decorated with floreate ornament, including daisies, roses, and strawberries, inhabited by bird and by dragon.

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