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Italy, Rome, ca. 1520
MS M.1023. Fol. 190r

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Pentecost -- Within initial S, flames descend from dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, amid rays. Below is Virgin Mary, veiled, hands clasped, with flame on head. She is flanked by Peter, and John, both with joined hands raised, flame atop heads. Behind is large group of figures, most with only tops of heads visible.
Margins decorated with foliate border. In upper margin medallion enclosing head of Christ, amid rays. In lower margin medallion enclosing pearls and blue gem.

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