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Belgium, perhaps in Mons, ca. 1450-1460
MS M.104 fol. 51r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, with both hands raised, stands beside Elizabeth, nimbed, wearing wimpled veil, extending both hands to Mary. Scene inside walled garden with trees. Rays emanate from top of arch of miniature.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament. Baguettes with floreate patterns in left, lower, and right margins. In medallion in right margin is fantastic animal, with knotted neck and tail and protruding tongue.

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