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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 28r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, holding in left hand scroll inscribed AVE GRACIA PLENA ..., kneels on one knee and with right hand points to Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, kneeling and holding open book in both hands. Dove of Holy Ghost descends on rays. In background are cloth hangings and diaper pattern. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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