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Belgium, Cambrai, 1490-1500
MS M.116 fol. 27v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, raising right hand, holding cross-staff (?) in left hand faces Virgin Mary, rays as nimbus, raising right hand, seated with open book with pseudo-inscription on her lap, beside prie-dieu (?) on which is open book with pseudo-inscription. Inscription between them partially legible AVE [...] DOMINE TECUM. On rays emerging from clerestory window, dove of Holy Ghost, within rayed mandorla, hovers above Virgin Mary. Scene in front of screen in church with organ on wall in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including rose, sweet pea, viola, and strawberry.

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