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Italy, possibly the Veneto, ca. 1425-1450
MS M.1089 fol. 28r

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Joachim and Anna: at Golden Gate -- Within initial D, Anna, nimbed and veiled with wimple, and Joachim, nimbed, wearing hat, embrace and kiss before crenellated wall flanked by two buildings with tall entries.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament, inhabited by two birds. Text framed by gold bars decorated with floreate ornament and with medallion enclosing head of man wearing hat, and another enclosing half-figure of angel grasping frame of the medallion.

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