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Netherlands, Utrecht, 1500-1510
MS M.166 fol. 50v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, wearing cross-surmounted fillet, holding scepter in left hand and with right hand raised in blessing, kneels behind Virgin Mary, with rays as nimbus, wearing fillet, kneeling and turning toward Gabriel, with right hand on abdomen and left hand on open book with pseudo-inscription on draped prie-dieu. Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, descends on rays from top left. Scene in room with wooden door, canopy, bench, and arched window.
Margins with vinescroll ornament, inhabited by two birds, including one peacock.

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