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France, Savoy or Besançon, ca. 1470
MS M.196 fol. 67r

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Pentecost -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneeling with joined hands, is flanked by twelve Apostles, nimbed, one orant, four with joined hands, one raising right hand, all kneeling. Dove of Holy Ghost, crossed nimbus, hovers, emitting rays above Virgin Mary.
Scene before cloth of honor suspended between two walls with windows.
Margins decorated with rectilinear frame around miniature and text, and with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by bird.

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