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Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.316 fol. 40v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, approaches with scroll in left hand inscribed AVE GRATIA PLENA DOMINUS TECUM from Luke 1:28 and with right hand extended toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with her right hand holding her garment and her left hand on open book on lectern attached to bookcase.
Scene in vaulted room, decorated with tapestry, and tiled floor, with portal open on to landscape, within decorated frame.
Floreate border frames miniature.

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