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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.130 fol. 23r

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Pentecost -- Nimbed apostle stands behind Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, kneeling with hands crossed on her breast beneath canopy. Before the Virgin kneels young nimbed apostle, possibly Evangelist John, with joined hands raised. Other nimbed apostles sit to right, some gesturing toward dove of Holy Ghost, emitting rays, hovering above.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament, with six medallions enclosing flowers and strawberries. Margins inhabited by fantastic animal and peacock.

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