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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1480
MS M.330 fol. 40r

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands, kneels in front of large group of men, and one woman, veiled, three with joined hands, most only tops of heads visible. Another man is at right, back-turned. All look up toward dove of Holy Ghost hovering amid rays descending toward the figures. Interior scene in space with wooden barrel vault, apse, pairs of lancets. Text below miniature is beginning of Short Hours of the Holy Spirit, Terce.

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