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Gradual, Sequentiary, Sacramentary
Austria, perhaps Salzburg, ca. 1260-1264
MS M.855 fol. 108v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- In initial U, archangel Gabriel, nimbed, holds with left hand scroll inscribed AVE MARIA G(RATIA) from Luke 1:28 and raises right hand. In initial D, Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, stands on podium and extends her hands toward the angel.
Scene against gold background, in monogram initials U+D at beginning of Proper Preface for Virgin Mary.

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