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Prayer book
Italy, Milan, ca. 1430
MS M.944 fol. 16v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Within porch (?), Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, raising right hand, kneels on one knee before Virgin Mary, nimbed, extending right hand, left hand on breast, seated, with book on lap, in vaulted space with trefoil arch opening. Dove of Holy Ghost descends on rays to Virgin Mary from bust of God, nimbed, hands extended, amid rays, above left.
Margins decorated with border of sweet pea. In upper margin, scene title IN ANUNCIATIONE UIRGINIS GLORIOSE.
Beginning of prayer for feast of the Annunciation, March 25.

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