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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
MS M.972 fol. 43r

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Pentecost -- In initial U, Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with hands crossed on breast, sits flanked by eleven apostles, nimbed, some only nimbus visible. Most sit, one with joined hands; two kneel in foreground with joined hands. Dove of Holy Ghost, crossed nimbus, hovers above them amid rays and tongues of fire.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including strawberries.

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