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Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460
MS M.194 fol. 24r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- In bedroom with canopied bed, Virgin Mary, decorated nimbus, kneeling, with left hand holds open book on prie-dieu, raises her right hand, and turns head back toward standing Archangel Gabriel, wearing fillet and vestment. Dove of Holy Ghost, rayed nimbus, descends toward the Virgin's head.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floral onrament; in right margin, peacock; in lower margin, cock; in left margin, baquette decorated with floral and fleur-de-lis ornament.

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