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France, possibly Thérouanne, ca. 1300
MS M.60 fol. 40r

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Pentecost -- Cross-nimbed dove of Holy Ghost descends from cloud between two groups, one of Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with her left hand raised and four nimbed apostles, and the other of four nimbed apostles, all seated.
Scene with gold background, within decorated initial D embellished with filigree in spandrels.
Margins decorated with foliate extensions, and inhabited by hybrid woman-dragon, wearing snood headdress, in the upper margin.

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