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Book of Hours
France, Lyon, ca. 1485
MS M.83 fol. 95v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, with hands raised, surrounded by apostles, including Peter, tonsured, and Evangelist John, both with joined hands raised, look up to dove of Holy Ghost, descending on rays amid tongues of flame. Scene in room with marble panelled walls and with draped prie-dieu with open book with pseudo-inscription. Miniature enclosed in architectural frame with two figures of standing prophets (?). Bottom of frame inscribed D[OMI]NE LABIA M[E]A AP[E]RIES ET OS M[EUM].

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