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France, Rouen or Orléans, last quarter of 15th century
MS G.4 fol. 30r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, holds with right hand gold fleur-de-lis scepter entwined by scroll with pseudo-inscription. With left hand he indicates Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands, seated, looking down toward open book on lap. Dove of Holy Ghost hovers above.
Scene in room decorated with architectural ornament and painted wall.
Margins decorated with border of alternating blue and gold diamonds enclosing floreate ornament including rose, cornflower and viola.

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