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Netherlands, Utrecht, 1500-1510
MS M.166 fol. 14r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, holding scepter in left hand, raising right hand in blessing, kneels beside Virgin Mary, with rays as nimbus, holding open book with pseudo-inscription, seated before canopy bed with pillow. Dove of the Holy Ghost descends on rays through lancet window behind Gabriel.
Margins with vinescroll, strawberries, and dragon amid vinescroll in lower margin.

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