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Book of Hours
Italy, possibly the Veneto, ca. 1425-1450
MS M.1089 fol. 48r

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Virgin Mary: Presentation -- Within initial D, yLouthful Virgin Mary, hands crossed on abdomen, enters portal of building followed by two women, veiled with wimple.
Margins decorated with border gold bars with floreate ornament and floreate medallions enclosing half-figure of man raising hands, profile head of man wearing hat, gray bird, putto holding peacock, and putto holding object to mouth, possibly shell or small bellows. On bar in right margin, half-figure of angel, grasping vine, emerging from flower.

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