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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.175 fol. 35v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, with hands joined, is seated, with open book on lap. She is flanked by crowd of Apostles, most nimbed, some with hands joined, many looking up toward dove of Holy Ghost hovering above Virgin Mary; rays descend from the dove.
Scene in room with architectural decoration.
Margins decorated with border floreate and foliate ornament including grapevine and daisy, and inhabited by bird and by two fantastic animals, one wearing hat and holding crutch.

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