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Netherlands, Utrecht, 1500-1510
MS M.166 fol. 44v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, with rays as nimbus, veiled, sits with joined hands raised surrounded by twelve kneeling Apostles, all with rays as nimbi, some gesturing, including Peter, tonsured, and others with joined hands raised. Above is dove of Holy Ghost, with wings outstretched, emanating rays, in mandorla. Scene in interior with lancet windows and stone floor.
Margins with foliate ornament, including roses and daisies, interspersed with vinescroll, bird, and butterfly.

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