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This Book of Hourse, use of Rome is dated the first quarter of 16th century and is in the Bodleian Library, Oxford [1].

Folio 020r has a small miniature in the lower margin about the Annunciation. The Virgin sits under a canopy with an open book before her, Angel Gabriel in front of her. Panel border with scroll (with first words of Annunciation: ‘Ave Maria Gratia’). Ribbon initial ‘D(omine)’ with a bird and snail.

BLO_Rawl. liturg. e.36_

BLO_Rawl. liturg. e.36_d

The snail is dextral specimen, the shell regularly coiled, and the animal streching with two tentacles plus and eye-spot. It’s about to become victim of the bird.

Note:
[1] BLO, inv. Ms. Rawl. liturg. e.36, (116+ ff.).

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