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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.390 fol. 119v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, with rays as nimbus, veiled, kneeling with joined hands raised before draped bench or prie-dieu with open book with pseudo-inscription, is surrounded by nimbed apostles, some kneeling or standing with joined hands raised, and looking upward at dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, emanating rays and emitting flames. Scene in interior resembling church, with barrel vaults and arcades.
Margins with architectural frame, rendered in perspective, with putti holding garlands of leaves and strawberries in lower margin.

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