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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1515
MS M.732 fol. 3v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Within room, dove of Holy Ghost descends amid rays of light toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, as half-figure, with joined hands raised, standing or kneeling before prie-dieu with open, inscribed, book. Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, wearing fillet, holds scepter in right hand and raises left forefinger.
Miniature framed by illusionistic architectural frame.

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