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Book of hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1460-1470
MS M.1160. Fol. 101v

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Pentecost -- Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, descends in rays toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, with arms crossed on her breast, before draped table with book with pseudo-inscriptions, flanked by Apostle Peter, nimbed, tonsured, with joined hands raised, and six apostles (some with only nimbi visible) and Evangelist John, nimbed, kneeling, with hands clasped, and six apostles (some with only nimbi visible), all in semi-circular room with paneled walls, canopy hanging from ceiling and tiled floor.
Decorated initial D of Domine at beginning of Short Hours of the Holy Spirit.
Margins decorated with floreate and foliate ornament, including roses, daisies, cornflowers and currants.

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