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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 95r

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, with hands joined, is seated on bench before drapery. At right twelve Apostles, all nimbed, three with hands joined, one with hands crossed at breast, are seated on benches. Evangelist John is looking toward Virgin Mary; others look up toward dove of Holy Ghost amid rays coming through window. Scene is within church, framed by double arch.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, including columbine and rose. Within border, barbed quatrefoils enclosing foliate ornament and head of man.
Added probably after 1251, heraldic shields of France, France impaling Savoy, Savoy, Savoy with label of three points impaling France in barbed quatrefoils in corners of margins.



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