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Book of Hours
Belgium, possibly Ghent, ca. 1480-1490
M.278 fol. 56v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, right hand on abdomen, extends left hand to abdomen of Elizabeth, wearing headdress, raising right hand, extending left hand toward Mary.
Scene in courtyard flanked by two buildings with towers; wall in background. Trees in distance, including one with few leaves. Bench in foreground.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament including white vine scroll, strawberry, rose, and wild rose and inhabited by bird possibly chaffinch.

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