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Book of Hours
Italy, possibly the Veneto, ca. 1425-1450
MS M.1089 fol. 195v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, with joined hands, kneels flanked by 12 apostles, kneeling, some with joined hands, most nimbed. Each nimbus marked with flame. Dove of Holy Ghost hovers above amid rays.
Scene in landscape with trees, rocky outcrops, and ships sailing in distance.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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