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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420
MS M.1000 fol. 156r

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Apostle, Peter: Holy Ghost falling on Gentiles, and Cornelius the Centurion: Vision (?) -- Within vaulted hall with choir screen, Dove of Holy Ghost appears above group of Gentiles, including Cornelius (?), tonsured, seated on bench, some looking up or pointing. Figure, rays as nimbus, standing, right hand in blessing, leans toward Cornelius, hand raised.
Miniature and text framed by decorative border of foliate design.

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