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Book of Hours
England, ca. 1480
MS M.238 fol. 13r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- In initial D, Archangel Gabriel, raising right hand, holding scepter with left hand, kneels on one knee. At right, Virgin Mary, her head turned toward Gabriel, right hand raised, kneels at prie-dieu, resting left hand on book atop prie-dieu. Dove of Holy Ghost descends on rays toward her.

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