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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.75 fol. 578v

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Angel Gabriel, nimbed, left hand holding scroll inscribed AVE MARIE (Luke 1:28), faces Virgin Mary, nimbed, left hand holding book.
Scene against patterned background in barbed quatrefoil.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), hybrid man raises club and shield with human face before hybrid woman.
In margins, foliate extensions inhabited by birds.

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