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Book of Hours
Italy, possibly the Veneto, ca. 1425-1450
MS M.1089 fol. 76r

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Virgin Mary: Assumption -- Within initial C, Virgin Mary, veiled, with joined hands, her body enshrouded with mantle, with only face and hands visible, appears amid rays in mandorla above city (?) flanked below by eight (?) apostles.
Scene with rocky outcrops, trees, ships in water.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament on gold bars, inhabited by birds, including peacock, putto playing bagpipe, veiled or hooded head of woman (?) and putto astride twisted horn grasping it with both hands.

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