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Belgium, perhaps Ghent, 1420-1430
MS M.439 fol. 37r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, with scroll inscribed AUE GRATIA PLENA DOMINUS TECUM, kneels on one knee before Virgin Mary, with scalloped nimbus, standing with hands crossed on her breast. Vase with lilies in foreground. At top left is God, with crossed nimbus, in arc of heaven. Diaper background. Scene in decorated initial D.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament, inhabited by dragon.

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