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France, Rouen, early 16th century
MS M.431 fol. 110r

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands is seated with open book on her lap. She is flanked by nine Apostles, nimbed, one seated on bench, five with joined hands raised, one raising right hand, all looking up toward Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, hovering above them amid rays.
Scene in landscape with buildings on hills in distance.
Margins decorated with border of vine scroll with lozenges of floreate ornament, including grapes and viola.

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