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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 96v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, and twelve apostles, nimbed, all sit below rays among which is dove of Holy Ghost. Among the apostles are Peter holding book with right hand and key with left hand; Evangelist John, raising right hand, holding with left hand chalice above which is bird (?); and Paul, holding book with right hand and sword with left hand. All are seated, some looking upward toward the dove. Above the dove are heads of angels (?).
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux, some emerging from ends of vertical bars.
Beginning of Introit for Pentecost Sunday.

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