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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.30 fol. 22v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, seated, holding open book on her lap with both hands, is flanked by ten (?) Apostles, nimbed (some only nimbi visible), some with joined hands, one with hands crossed on breast. Dove of Holy Ghost hovers above Virgin Mary, amid rays.
Scene in vaulted room with windows. Miniature in grisaille with gold and color detail.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament, in grisaille with color detail, inhabited by bird, possibly pheasant.

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