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Book of Hours
France, perhaps in Bourges, ca. 1460
M.430 fol. 56r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, holds palm branch in right hand and with left hand grasps extended left arm of Elizabeth, nimbed, wearing headdress. The figures stand in front of building of city surrounded by wall with portal. Landscape is in background. Rays descend from sky toward the Virgin.
In margin is floreate border, including roses and strawberries, inhabited by two birds and moth.

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