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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, early 16th century
MS M.431 fol. 35v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, stands facing Elizabeth, grasping Elizabeth's left arm with her left hand. Elizabeth, nimbed and veiled, extends both arms, touching abdomen of Virgin Mary with her left hand. Behind Mary are two angels.
Scene in landscape with houses in background and buildings on hills in distance.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament including grapes and thistle, and inhabited by bird.

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