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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1475-1485
MS M.1077 fol. 37v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Gabriel, head surmounted by cross (?), raising right hand, holding scepter with left hand approaches Virgin Mary, nimbed, with hands crossed on breast, kneeling at draped prie-dieu on which is open book. Dove descends on rays toward Virgin Mary.
Scene in interior with doorway open to exterior and with window open to interior of church (?).
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including thistle and rose.

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