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Italy, Ferrara, 1463
MS M.518 fol. 12r

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David: communicating with God -- David, crowned, raises joined hands to God, as face in arc of heaven, emanating rays. In decorated initial A.
Margins with framed areas of floreate ornament interspersed with six square vignettes:
1) Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Dove of Holy Ghost, emanating rays (scene continues below).
2) Landscape with hills and trees.
3) Church, with roof surmounted by cross, beside stream.
4) Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, kneeling on one knee, holding lily in left hand, raises right hand to Virgin Mary (shown in vignette at lower right).
5) Sun, emanating rays, enclosing monogram I[E]H[SU]S.
6) Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with hands crossed on her breast, sits with open book in her lap.

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