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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1473
MS M.677 fol. 7v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Within area of interior room suggesting cloister, Virgin Mary, nimbed, hands joined in prayer, is seated on cushion with open, inscribed book on her lap. Before her, Angel Gabriel kneels on one knee, hands joined. Beyond balustrade surmounted by piers of cloistered area, crowd of figures looks upon scene.
Scene framed by rosary of garlanded roses.

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