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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.189v

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Pentecost -- Within room, dove of Holy Ghost appears amid rays of light falling on apostles, all kneeling, and Virgin Mary, kneeling at prie-dieu with open book. All figures are nimbed. In back of room, panel painting depicting Crucifixion with Virgin Mary and Evangelist John is on draped, raised chest.
Scene framed by illusionistic architectural border. In left border, statue of male figure, arms crossed, holding staff in left hand, appears in niche.

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