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Book of Hours
France, Angers or Tours, ca. 1460
MS M.199 fol. 161v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands is flanked by two groups of apostles, nimbed, five with only nimbus or part of head visible, some with hands joined, some orant, one extending right hand toward Virgin Mary. In the center, dove of Holy Ghost, rays as nimbus, hovers above arc of radiating flames.
Scene below vault surrounded by three arches open to outside.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by bird.

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