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Italy, probably Taranto, 1350-1400
MS M.200 fol. 169r

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Dove enclosed in initial D. Text is chapter for 1st Vespers on feast of Pentecost. Pentecost -- Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, wings spread, emitting red rays, hovers above ten (?) apostles, nimbed, most only nimbi visible, one looking upward, raising right hand, Peter (?) with joined hands raised, and another raising left hand. All enclosed in initial D Text is collect for 1st Vespers on feast of Pentecost. Border of rectilinear frame decorated with interlace, and foliate ornament enclosing text.

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