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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1440
MS M.19 fol. 95r

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, with hands raised and open book with pseudo inscription on her lap, sits surrounded by twelve nimbed apostles, two holding books, all seated, some gesturing and looking upward at dove of Holy Ghost, descending on rays emanating from clouds of heaven.
Margins decorated with ivy-rinceaux floreate ornament.

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