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France, possibly Toulouse, ca. 1490
M.463 fol. 153v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with hands crossed, sits, surrounded by twelve apostles, the foremost of which have hands raised. Scene in room with three windows. Rays descend from sky.
Margin is decorated with foliate border, including thistles, roses, and daisies, inhabited by fantastic animal, seated, playing rebec, beside vase, and by nude boy, holding spear in right hand and shield in left hand.

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