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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1480
MS M.330 fol. 17v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, indicating upward with right hand, kneels, looking toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, raising right hand, seated, with open book on lap. Rays descend from upper left toward Mary. Draped altar is below canopy behind her. In background grisaille architectural ornament. Text below miniature is beginning of Hours of the Virgin, Matins.

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