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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1490-1500
MS M.1054 fol. 84v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, orant, stands amid eleven Apostles, two with arms crossed on breast, two with joined hands, five (?) looking up toward dove of Holy Ghost hovering above. Rays descend from the dove.
Scene in room with pesudo-inscription on entablature.
Margins decorated with border of blocks of gold and white enclosing floreate ornament including viola, and inhabited by bird and fantastic animal.

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