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Book of Hours
France, Angers or Tours, ca. 1460
MS M.199 fol. 29r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, kneeling on one knee, left hand holding scroll inscribed AVE G[R]ATIA PL[ENA], with right hand indicates Virgin Mary, nimbed. She is seated on throne with open book held with both hands on her lap. Above right, God appears in arc of Heaven, emitting rays toward Virgin Mary.
Scene in vaulted room with windows and architectural ornament.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by two wildmen (?) emerging from flowers, and by man emerging from flower.

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