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France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 46v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Two angels, one with joined hands raised, stand behind Virgin Mary, nimbed, extending her hands to Elizabeth, nimbed, veiled, extending her hands to Mary. Behind them stands Zacharias. Scene in landscape with hills, trees, and buildings of city.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Brittany (Ermine plain), surmounted by a crown.

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