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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1465
MS M.1027 fol. 70r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, holding left hand on abdomen, extends right hand toward Elizabeth, nimbed and veiled with wimple, kneeling on one knee, extending right hand toward Virgin Mary. Woman, holding basket with right hand, and left hand on abdomen, stands behind Virgin Mary.
Rocky outcrop and buildings in background.
Initial D decorated with foliate ornament.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including fern, columbine, and viola.

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