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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1495
M.388 fol. 30r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Gabriel, nimbed, raising right hand, holding with left hand scepter entwined with scroll inscribed AVE GRACI(A) [...] TECVM, wearing knotted sash at waist, stands looking toward Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, eyes shut, head inclined, with joined hands, seated on floor, book on her lap. Dove of Holy Ghost, crossed nimbus, hovers amid rays above them.

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