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Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460
MS M.194 fol. 34r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary and Elizabeth, wearing wimple and veil, meet in road. Elizabeth places left hand on abdomen of Virgin Mary, who raises right hand to breast. Both women have decorated nimbi. In background is landscape inhabited by figures, with river and buildings of city.
Margins decorated with border of acanthus foliage and floral ornament; in right margin, man cuts grapes with implement; in lower margin, hybrid green man picks grapes from cluster.

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