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The Annunciation takes place in the bedchamber of the Virgin, a setting that alludes to the consummation of her marriage to God. The Archangel Gabriel has interrupted the Virgin's prayers with his message: "Hail, full of Grace." The Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, hovers over her head as Christ is conceived in her womb.
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