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Book of hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1480
MS M.493 fol. 39v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, wearing fillet, extends left hand to extended right hand of Elizabeth, veiled, extending her right hand toward abdomen of the Virgin; both with scalloped nimbi. Scene on grassy path before decorated screen and city in background. Borders decorated with gold scrolling foliate and floreate ornament against blue background.

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