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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1475-1485
MS M.1077 fol. 21v

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, with joined hands, kneels before draped prie-dieu on which is open book. She is flanked by 11 (?) Apostles, some only top of nimbus visible. All are nimbed. Dove of Holy Ghost hovers above Virgin Mary, amid or emitting rays.
Scene in arched enclosure supported by columns on low wall with opening in foreground.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including grapes.

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