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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1470
MS M.167 fol. 106r

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Pentecost -- Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, emitting tongues of fire, hovers over Virgin Mary, decorated nimbus, with hands raised, flanked by twelve Apostles, decorated nimbi, including one with open book, one seated on stool, and Apostle Peter seated on bench.
Scene in architectural setting with patterned fabric, windows, and rib vaults, all within arched gold frame.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), hunter, wearing draped headgear, blows horn in right hand, and carries over left shoulder spear on which two rabbits hang in front of seated dog.
Margins decorated with foliate border of acanthus leaves, flowers, grapes, and bird.

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