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Book of Hours
England, ca. 1440-1450
MS G.9 fol. 19v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Elizabeth, nimbed, wearing wimpled veil, touches Virgin Mary with her left hand, her right hand holding right hand of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, holding book in left hand. Joseph, nimbed, wearing hat, holding walking stick in left hand, stands behind Virgin Mary. Scene within windowed room with wood ceiling and tile floor.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, including rose, inhabited by peacock, fantastic bird, and serpent.

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