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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.52 fol. 181v

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Pentecost -- Within room, dove of Holy Ghost appears amid rays of light above Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, kneeling at prie-dieu with open book, and six apostles, all nimbed, kneeling. Remaining apostles and group of people appear behind balustrade of room.
Scene framed by border decorated with budding and full flowers, including cornflower, rose, columbine, pink, and iris, and inhabited by fly, butterfly and snail.

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