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Belgium, Cambrai, 1490-1500
MS M.116 fol. 23v

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Pentecost -- On covered porch, nine apostles, nimbed, surround Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, wimpoled, with joined hands raised. Tongues of flame hang above them; dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, hovers amid rays outside of porch. Another Apostle, nimbed, with hands joined, kneels on step. Building within walled area.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including viola, rose, and grapes, and inhabited by butterfly.

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