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Book of Hours
Italy, probably Milan, ca. 1470
MS M.454 fol. 179r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Elizabeth, veiled, and Virgin Mary, both nimbed, embrace.
Exterior scene with entrance to building and low wall.
Initial D enclosing head of young woman amid rays.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament and with frame of rectilinear bars decorated with floreate ornament and foliate medallion enclosing monogram IHS within rayed medallion.

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