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Book of Hours
Italy, Milan, ca. 1450-1475
MS M.80 fol. 162v

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Pentecost -- Within initial D, Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, amid rays descending to half figure of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, with joined hands, flanked by apostles, nimbed, most only nimbus visible.
Margins decorated with border of white floreate vine scroll (bianchi girari). Medallion in upper margin enclosing monogram YHS with cross, and in left margin cameo bust of man flanked by initials M and C. In lower margin dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, wings spread, hovering above basin on pedestal.

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