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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1480
MS M.330 fol. 44r

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Virgin Mary: prophesying Death to Apostles -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, with joined hands, stands before Peter, with joined hands, kneeling, looking up at her. At left, of three women standing behind Mary, all wear hoods, one with joined hands. At right of three apostles, one raises right hand; Evangelist John crosses arms on abdomen. Scene in landscape with hills with buildings, and trees. Text below miniature is beginning of Short Hours of the Holy Spirit, Sext.

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