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Netherlands, Haarlem, 1445-1460
MS M.1031 fol. 98v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, with joined hands, is seated, surrounded by twelve Apostles, nimbed, including Peter (?), tonsured, his hands resting on open book on his lap. Of the other eleven, some look at each other, one is orant, one with joined hands is seated on bench, and four (?) look up toward dove of Holy Ghost descending. All are amid rays.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament and bunches of twigs, and inhabited by bird, possibly phoenix, and dove.

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