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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1510
M.646 fol. 38r

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Pentecost -- Dove of Holy Ghost, emitting rays, hoers above Virgin Mary, veiled, with joined hands raised, seated on bench with open book with pseudo-inscription on her lap. She is surrounded by Apostles, all nimbed. Four of the Aposltes are seated on bench and three have joined hands raised. Scene in vaulted room decorated with curtain.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, including daisies, and strawberries, inhabited by half-figures of women, wearing veil, with joined hands raised, and man, hands crossed.

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