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Book of Hours
France, Paris, early 16th century
MS M.1114 fol. 43r

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, with joined hands raised, kneels at draped prie-dieu on which is open book. Beside her are 12 apostles, nimbed, four with joined hands, Peter orant, Evangelist John, raising right arm, seated with open book on lap. Dove of Holy Ghost hovers amid rays above them.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy, viola, columbine, grapes, and inhabited by dragonfly and fantastic animal.

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