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Book of Hours
Belgium, Tournai, 1450-1460
MS M.78 fol. 54v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary with right hand joined with left hand of Elizabeth, wearing turban-like headdress and wimple, extending right hand to breast of the Virgin, both with scalloped nimbi. Scene in hilly landscape with trees and castle buildings in distance. Margins decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature at beginning of Hours of the Virgin at Lauds.

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