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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1470-1480
M.239 fol. 21r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, arms crossed on breast, kneels next to lectern on which is open book and vase containing three lilies. Archangel Gabriel, raising right hand, holding scepter with left hand, kneels facing her. Dove of Holy Ghost flies toward Mary on rays descending from upper right. Tent (?) is behind Mary.
Interior decorated with architectural ornament, including traceried windows, pendants.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including, and inhabited by two addorsed birds, parrot, and peacock.

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