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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1390-1399 and ca. 1470
MS W.4 fol. 86v

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Pentecost -- At left, Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands, is seated on bench, with three apostles, nimbed, two only nimbi visible, behind her. At right, are four apostles, nimbed, the foremost seated on bench with joined hands, another with joined hands, two only tops of heads visible. Hovering above, emerging from arc of Heaven is dove of Holy Ghost.
Scene on grassy foreground with diapered background.
Margins decorated with border of ivy rinceaux on, and emerging from, rectilinear bars.

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