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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Tours, ca. 1465
MS M.161 fol. 47r

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, with rays as nimbus, holding open book with pseudo-inscription in her lap, sits on cushion on canopied throne before dove of Holy Ghost, in mandorla, emitting tongues of flame to nimbed apostles flanking the throne.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament inhabited by hybrid man, with joined hands raised, and wild man (?), with tusks, holding shield in right hand and vinescroll in left hand.

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