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France, probably Besançon, ca. 1430
MS M.293 fol. 112v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and crowned, with joined hands, is seated on throne with feet on pillow, before cloth of honor. She is flanked by thirteen apostles, two only nimbus visible, four with joined hands, one shielding eyes, ten looking up. Dove of Holy Ghost hovers above Mary amid rays descending from arc above.
Margins decorated with border of foliate rinceaux, and foliate and floreate ornament including daisy.

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