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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Tours, ca. 1465
MS M.161 fol. 34v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Angel stands behind and holds mantle of Virgin Mary, with rayed nimbus, holding mantle in right hand and raising left hand to Elizabeth, nimbed, wearing wimpled veil, with both hands extended to the Virgin. Rays emanate from top of arch. Top of arch framed with garland of leaves.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament inhabited by hybrid man, with arms crossed on his breast, and hybrid hairy man (?) playing horn held in both hands.

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