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France or Belgium, 1425-1435
MS M.850 fol. 8r

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands, kneels amid ten (?) Apostles, nimbed, four with joined hands, kneeling, some looking up. Above, dove of Holy Ghost hovers amid rays and tongues of fire, below arc of Heaven.
Background of gold vine scroll above dado in miniature. Miniature and text framed on three sides by rectilinear bars of gold decorated with vine scroll. Margins decorated with a border of vine scroll.

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