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France, Paris, 1228-1234
MS M.153 fol. 14v

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Medallion 1:
1) Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Angel Gabriel, nimbed, raising right hand in pointing gesture and holding object, possibly book, in left hand, stands before Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with right hand raised to chest and left hand holding book. Vase of lilies between them. Dove of Holy Ghost at the Virgin's ear.
Medallion 2:
2) Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary and Elizabeth, both nimbed and veiled, embrace.
Scenes against gold backgrounds inside medallions set on diapered grounds within decorated frame.

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