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Book of Hours
Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 132r

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Apostles: Scene, preaching with Holy Ghost descending -- Within room, dove of Holy Ghost, within rays of light, appears above apostle, nimbed, preaching to crowd of figures, all kneeling with joined hands raised. Apostle places hands on heads of man and woman.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial C decorated with foliate ornament begins Compline of the Hours of the Holy Spirit.

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