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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1510
M.646 fol. 22r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, kneels with right hand raised, holding in left hand scroll with inscrition AUE GRACIA PLENA DOMINA TECUM.
At right, Virgin Mary, rays as nimbus, kneels at prie-dieu and holds open book in both hands. She is beaneath canopy, in vaulted room decorated with curtain.
Virgin Mary: Presentation -- In left margin, angels are in sky above buildings of city. Below, High Priest, wearing miter, stands on top of steps, at foot of which are Anna, wearing veil, and Joachim, wearing headdress.
Virgin Mary: Espousal -- In right margin are buildings of city, above vaulted room, in which is Joseph the Carpenter, holding walkuing stick in left hand, and extending right hand toward, Virgin Mary, wearing crown. Behind them is priest, wearing miter, and two mwn, wearing hats.
Joachim and Anna: at Golden Gate -- In lower right corner of margin, Anna and Joachim embrace in room with window.
Virgin Mary: Life in Temple -- In lower margin Virgin Mary sits on stool at loom, besie box. Scene in room with arcade and window with flower in pot on sill.

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