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France, Rouen or Orléans, last quarter of 15th century
MS G.4 fol. 98r

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands, kneels at prie-dieu on which is open book. She is flanked by 12 apostles, nimbed, most looking up, two orant, three with joined hands, two kneeling. Dove of Holy Ghost hovers above them emitting rays terminating in flames.
Scene in vaulted room with window.
Initial D enclosing head of dog with mouth open, tongue emerging.
Margins with red diamonds on gold and decorated with floreate ornament including rose and viola, and inhabited by monkey wearing hood seated on pot (?) and fantastic animal.

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