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France, possibly Thérouanne, ca. 1300
MS M.60 fol. 49v

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Pentecost -- Cross-nimbed dove of Holy Ghost descends from cloud between two groups, one of Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with her left hand raised and six nimbed apostles, the other of Peter, tonsured, with right hand raised, and four nimbed apostles. All sit.
Scene with gold background, within decorated initial D embellished with filigree in spandrels.
Margins decorated with foliate extensions, including one with terminal of dragon, and inhabited by dog running in the lower margin.

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