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Virgin Mary: Annunciation.
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1440
MS M.357. Fol. 027r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, wearing dalmatic, holds with both hands scroll inscribed AUE GRACIA PLENA DOMINE TECUM. He kneels on one knee before Virgin Mary, nimbed, raising both hands, seated before lectern on throne with architectural canopy with trefoil arch, supported by two colonnettes. Behind her is draped altar on which is open book. Above left, dove descends on rays emerging from mouth of God in cloud-edged arc of Heaven. Vase with stem of lilies is at right.
Initial D enclosing angel holding escutcheon with both hands.

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