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Book of Hours
France, perhaps in Bourges, ca. 1460
M.430 fol. 152r

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Pentecost -- Dove of Holy Ghost, rays as nimbus, emitting flames, descends through window above Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with joined hands raised. In front of her is table, upon which is open book. She is surrounded by nine Apostles, all nimbed, five of which have joined hands raised.
In margin is floreate border, including violas, inhabited by two birds

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