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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420
MS M.1000 fol. 146v

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Pentecost -- Through window of vaulted room, dove of Holy Ghost emerges amid rays of light, falling on apostles below. Two groups of six apostles each sit on benches along each side of room. In foreground, to left, one nimbless apostle falls from bench on ground, raising left hand over his head. To right, another nimbless apostle, back turned, raises both hands. All other apostles have decorated nimbi and raise hands toward the dove.
Miniature and text framed by decorative border of foliate design.

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