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Gospel book
Austria, probably in the monastery of Seitenstetten, between 1225 and 1275
MS M.808 fol. 24r

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Pentecost and Christ: Ascension -- Descending from cloud, two angels, nimbed, support rainbow mandorla enclosing lower half of body of Christ, right hand lowered in blessing. At bottom of the mandorla, dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, descends from cloud, rays extending from head to ten apostles, nimbed, seated below, some gesturing, some looking upward, six holding books.
Miniature precedes Canon Tables.

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