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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.105 fol. 92r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Man, possibly Joseph or Zacharias, nimbed, wearing hat and purse at waist, with left hand on his forehead and holding staff in right hand, stands behind Virgin Mary, nimbed, holding book in draped left hand, extending right hand to Elizabeth, nimbed, wearing wimpled veil, extending both hands to shoulder and abdomen of Virgin Mary. Scene in landscape with path, trees, hills, distant castle or city, and house.
Margins with foliate and ivy-rinceaux ornament. In right margin is vinescroll and in lower margin is vase with flowers.

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