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France, Paris, ca. 1515
MS M.286 fol. 53v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple is seated on throne with joined hands. She is flanked by 13 (?) Apostles, eight (?) nimbed, four seated on two benches, two with joined hands, four looking up toward dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, hovering amid rays above Virgin Mary.
Scene in room, decorated with architectural ornament and with opening in ceiling.
Miniature enclosed in architectural frame decorated with: foliate ornament; two putti next to cord in left margin; putto, winged, seated on ledge at bottom frame, holding scroll.
Initial D enclosing fly.

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