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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1480
MS M.330 fol. 57r

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Ananias and Sapphira: Sin -- Apostle Peter, nimbed, extending left hand, looks down toward body of Ananias, reclining on ground. Another apostle (?), nimbed, stands next to Peter; Sapphira, wearing hat, eyes shut, head inclined, with joined hands, stands at feet of Ananias. Scene in courtyard, wall in background, buildings in distance. Text at bottom of miniature begins Short Hours of the Holy Spirit, Compline.

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