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Book of Hours
France, Angers or Tours, ca. 1460
MS M.199 fol. 62r

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, extends right hand toward Elizabeth, nimbed, veiled and wearing wimple, holding sack (?) containing book. They are flanked by Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, holding crutch with right hand and by woman standing in doorway of building, looking on.
Scene in landscape with boat on stream in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by two wildmen emerging from flowers and grasping stems with each hand and by wildman standing grasping stem with each hand.

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