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Book of Hours
Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460
MS M.194 fol. 20v

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Pentecost -- Under gabled arch, dove of Holy Ghost amid rays of light descends toward Virgin Mary kneeling, orant, surrounded by twelve apostles, all kneeling some with hands joined, some orant. All figures have rayed nimbi.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament; in left margin, bird with spread wings; in bottom margin, plague decorated with gems.

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