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Initial R with the Annunciation

This initial begins the Introit for Mass on the feast of the Annunciation, "Rorate celi de super..." (Lord, come down). The style of illumination and the illusionistic border decoration with a golden background is typical of Flemish illumination at this time.

This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1530-1550.

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