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Italy, Veneto, early 16th century
M.288 fol. 114r

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Pentecost -- Within initial D, bust of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, flanked by heads of six apostles, nimbed, four only nimbi visible. Each nimbus is touched by flame descending from dove of Holy Ghost above.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament, some emerging from vase, on blue background.

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