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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1480
MS M.330 fol. 36r

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Christ: Ascension -- Lower portion of body of Christ, feet visible below robe, is visible amid rays above hillock. Below, Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands, and Evangelist John, look upward, flanked by seven (?) women, veiled, most only tops of heads visible, and by four men, looking upward. Scene in landscape with trees and buildings in distance. Text below miniature is beginning of Short Hours of the Holy Spirit, Prime

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