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Book of Hours
Tours, France, ca. 1465-1468 ; Bourges, France, ca. 1470
MS M.834 fol. 126r

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Pentecost -- Dove of Holy Ghost, rayed nimbus, descends toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, hands joined in prayer, sitting in chair. She is flanked by apostles and three women, possibly holy women, all kneeling with hands joined in prayer.
At bottom of miniature, two winged putti hold up text block and scroll inscribed CHASTE VIE LOVE.
Scene within room decorated with two statues, all within gold frame.

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