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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1470
MS M.169 fol. 96r

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Pentecost -- Evangelist John, with right hand raised, sits surrounded by Virgin Mary, seated holding open book with pseudo-inscription, and seven Apostles, including Peter, tonsured, standing with joined hands raised, and one kneeling with joined hands raised, all with scalloped nimbi. Above is dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, emitting rays and tongues of flame. Scene in room with arched leaded-glass windows, brocade cloth, and tile floor.
Margins with vinescroll, ivy-rinceaux, and floreate ornament.

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