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Belgium, 1440-1449
MS M.82 fol. 27r

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, with left hand on her breast and holding open book with pseudo-inscription on her lap, sits surrounded by nimbed apostles, including Peter, tonsured, and Evangelist John, both with joined hands raised. Dove of Holy Ghost, emanating rays, appears above. Scene in room.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament, inhabited by peacock and bird.

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