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France, Mont-Saint-Michel, ca. 1060
MS M.641 fol. 119v

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1) Zacharias: Annunciation -- Zacharias swings censer and angel raises right hand; both, nimbed, flank altar.
Scene within architectural frame.
2) John Baptist: Birth -- Infant, John Baptist, nimbed, lies in draped crib above Elizabeth, veiled, reclining on draped four-post bed.
Frame decorated with foliate ornament, four medallions enclosing busts of male figures, and four lozenges enclosing veiled heads of female figures.
Illustrations facing Collect of Feast for Birth of John Baptist.

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