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France, probably Besançon, ca. 1430
MS M.293 fol. 29v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, wearing cloak, girdle around waist, grasps hands of Elizabeth, nimbed and veiled with wimple, extending her hands to abdomen of Mary. Two angels, nimbed, stand behind Mary, one holding hem of Mary's cloak.
Scene in landscape with trees, hills, buildings in distance. Arc of light at top of miniature.
Margins decorated with border of foliate rinceaux, and foliate and floreate ornament.

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