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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1470
MS M.366. Fol. 084v

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Pentecost -- Dove of Holy Ghost, amid rays, hovers above Virgin Mary, veiled with wimple, seated in chair, with joined hands. She is flanked by two Holy Women, one with joined hands. She is surrounded by twelve Apostles, seated. Many look up. The two foremost are Apostle Peter, with joined hands raised, and Evangelist John, with right hand raised, both seated on benches, Scene in room filled with tongues of flames.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, including strawberries, inhabited by bear, wearing muzzle, wrestling with boar.

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