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France, ca. 1430
MS M.64 fol. 71r

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, with hands joined stands surrounded by twelve Apostles, nimbed, some with heads draped, some with hands joined, hands crossed on breast, hands raised, some seated, some standing. Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, hovers above them amid rays. Scene in canopied architectural frame, with statues in niches around cupola, and cross surmounted pinnacles.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament some growing from vase, inhabited by: two angels, nimbed, one playing pipe and tabor, the other playing pipe; bear; two confronted griffins.

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