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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1470
MS M.167 fol. 40v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, decorated nimbus, extends hands to embrace Elizabeth, decorated nimbus, veiled, hands extended. Angel, with hands joined, stands behind the Virgin.
Scene in landscape setting with trees, rocks, lake, and two castles in distance, all within arched gold frame.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), dog wearing hood turns to face wild man with unicorn horn, holding spear with both hands.
Margins decorated with leaves, flowers, and bird.

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