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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.52 fol. 388v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Five angels appear above Archangel Gabriel, raising right arm, index and forefingers pointed, holding scepter in left hand. Virgin Mary, wearing fillet, kneeling at prie-dieu within architectural canopy, turns toward him. Dove of Holy Ghost flies between them.
Scene framed by historiated border depicting Tree of Jesse. Two branches, bearing ancestors, grow from breast of Jesse, sleeping, seated in left corner of frame.

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