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Book of Hours
France, perhaps in Bourges, ca. 1460
M.430 fol. 39r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, arms crossed, kneels in front of canopy and beside lectern, upon which is open book with pseudo-inscription. At right is Archangel Gabriel, kneeling on one knee, with right hand extended and holding scepter in left hand. In front of them is vase with lilies.
Figures in vaulted room with window and within architectural frame, at top of which is statue of soldier, with scimitar in right hand and shield in left hand. At bottom of frame is inscription AD MATUTINAS BEATE MARIE.

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