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France, Rouen, early 16th century
MS M.431 fol. 26r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Gabriel, holding scepter with left hand and indicating with right hand dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed. The dove hovers amid rays above Virgin Mary, nimbed and orant, kneeling at prie-dieu on which is open book. She is turning back to look toward Gabriel. In background is canopy, and statue on wall.
Scene in room open to exterior.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament.

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