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Belgium, Cambrai, 1490-1500
MS M.116 fol. 37v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, raising right hand, with her left hand, holds left hand of Elizabeth, nimbed, with wimpled veil, raising right hand, kneeling on one knee. Scene in hilly landscape with buildings in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament including viola, sweet pea, strawberry, and acanthus leaves, and inhabited by bird.

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