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France, Rouen, 1495-1503
MS M.261 fol. 79r

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Pentecost -- Within room, dove of Holy Ghost appears amid rays of light, emitting flames falling on apostles below, including Peter, seated, and Virgin Mary, veiled, with joined hands raised, seated with open book on lap, flanked by apostles, some gesturing. All figures are nimbed.
Scene framed by illusionistic architectural border decorated with two statues of male figures.

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