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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1475
MS S.5 fol. 137v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, sits with open book in her lap, flanked by eight nimbed apostles, including John, kneeling with joined hands raised; two holding open books with pseudo-inscription, seated on benches; and others gesturing or with joined hands raised. Above them is dove of Holy Ghost, emanating rays. Scene in room with arched leaded-glass windows and tile floor.
Margins with foliate ornament, with branches encircled by blank scrolls.

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