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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1460
MS M.282 fol. 34r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgil Mary, nimbed, veiled, stands before Elizabeth, nimbed and veiled, extending right hand to arm of Mary. Scene in landscape with trees, hills, and distant buildings and towers. Rays emanate from top of the arch.
Margins with floreate and scroll ornament, inhabited by winged dragon with knotted neck in right margin; and two-headed hybrid bird in lower margin.

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