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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1470
MS H.7 fol. 21v

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Pentecost -- Dove of Holy Ghost, cross-rayed, decends through portal toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, arms crossed, kneeling before open book on draped lectern. She is surrounded by eleven apostles, all kneeling, two with hands joined, one with open book.
Scene in vaulted room with portal open on to landscape with wall, and with portal open on to gate.
Margins decorated with floreate border inhabited by queen, wearing crown and holding tail of fantastic animal, and by bird.

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