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Book of hours
Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 033v

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Miniature, half-page:
1) Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, wearing cloak fastened with morse, with left hand raising scepter and with right hand raised in blessing, and Dove of the Holy Ghost, in rays, descending toward Virgin Mary, nimbus as rays, arms crossed on breast, open book on lap with pseudo-inscriptions, seated beside low table on which is another book (partly visible), surrounded by vase with lilies, loom, pouch out of which unfurls scroll with pseudo-inscriptions, and basket out of which hangs piece of cloth.
Scene in room with wooden ceiling, decorative molding and tiled floor.
Miniature, vignette, margins:

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