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Book of hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1460-1470
MS M.1160. Fol. 037v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Beside kneeling angel, with hands extended, Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneels, with both hands extended toward Elizabeth, nimbed, wearing wimpled veil, with arms crossed on breast, partly kneeling, all on path in landscape with trees and city in background.
Lower margin decorated with unidentified heraldry, probably French, Azure a double chevron Argent and three estoiles Or.
Decorated initial D of Deus at Lauds of Hours for the Virgin.
Margins decorated with floreate and foliate ornament, including roses and currants.

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