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France, possibly Thérouanne, ca. 1300
MS M.60 fol. 52r

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Apostles, Peter and Paul: Scene, preaching -- Cross-nimbed dove of Holy Ghost descends from clouds toward Apostle Peter, tonsured, with left hand raised, beside Apostle Paul with right hand raised. Both, nimbed, lay hands on two men (neophytes) with joined hands raised in front of two other men; all four men kneel.
Scene with gold background, within decorated initial D embellished with filigree in spandrels. Margins decorated with foliate extensions, and inhabited by bird in the lower margin.

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