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France, Savoy or Besançon, ca. 1470
MS M.196 fol. 15r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, standing, extends arms to Elizabeth, nimbed, wearing wimpole and veil, kneeling, extending left arm to, and looking up at, Virgin Mary.
Scene in landscape with tree, rocky outcrop, and building, all below blue sky with stars.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament in which are: heraldic shield (azure, three fleurs-de-lis or) on purse (?) on belt with buckle and strap-end; and pot from which strawberries grow.

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