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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.170 fol. 28r

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled and wimpled, with hands joined, kneels at draped prie-dieu on which is open book. She is flanked by twelve Apostles, nimbed, two kneeling with joined hands raised, three have joined hands, and Evangelist John, orant. Dove of Holy Ghost, amid rays, hovers above.
Scene in room with vault, windows, and piers with capitals decorated with foliage and fighting figures.
Foliate initial D with floreate ornament. Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament and inhabited by hybrid animal and fantastic bird.

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