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France, Paris, ca. 1470
MS M.73 fol. 30r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Joseph the Carpenter, wearing cap, holding crutch with right hand, stands behind Virgin Mary, nimbed, extending right hand to right hand of Elizabeth, nimbed and veiled with wimple. Scene in landscape with trees and buildings in background. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including viola, dianthus, campanula, and strawberry, and inhabited by bird and dragonfly.

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