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France, probably Mons, between 1490 and 1500
M.33 fol. 33v

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Pentecost -- Of five apostles, nimbed, one has hands raised. They kneel outside room in which dove of Holy Ghost, surrounded by rays, hovers above Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, kneeling with joined hands raised, surrounded by seven Apostles, nimbed, one with right hand raised and two with joined hands raised.
Illusionistic border is inhabited by birds. In the lower border, peacock stands on stem of strawberry plant.

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