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France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 114v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Angel holds hem of mantle of Virgin Mary, nimbed, embracing Elizabeth, nimbed, veiled. Behind Elizabeth stands Zacharias, with right hand raised. Scene in landscape with trees and distant city. Rays emanate from above.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Bar (gules a semy of crosslets two barbels addorsed or).

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