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Spain, perhaps Burgos or Segovia, 1465-1480
MS M.854 fol. 209v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, wearing fillet, with joined hands raised and open book in her lap, sits on elevated platform surrounded by twelve nimbed apostles, some kneeling, some gesturing and looking upward toward dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, emanating rays. Scene in room with scalloped apse, cloth of honor, and two columns.
Miniature enclosed in frame inscribed SPIRITUS DOMINI REPLEBIT ORBEN TERA (sic).
Margins with foliate ornament.
Miniature and ornament executed in grisaille and gold tones with color accents.

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