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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1475
MS S.5 fol. 30r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneels with joined hands raised beneath canopy and beside lectern with open book with pseudo-inscription. Before her is Archangel Gabriel, kneeling, holding scepter in left hand and with right hand pointing upward to dove of Holy Ghost, descending toward Virgin Mary. In window (?) at top right is God, with right hand raised in blessing and holding cross-surmounted (?) globe in left hand. Scene in room with tile floor, two niches with statues of prophets holding scrolls, and arched doorway.
Initial D enclosing Christ, cross-nimbed, with right hand raised in blessing.
Margins with foliate ornament, inhabited by bird.

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