MS G.55 fol. 30v

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Hours of Pierre de Bosredont

France, Langres
ca. 1465
157 x 113 mm

Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984

MS G.55 fol. 30v

Pentecost โ€”โ€”โ€” A nimbed Virgin Mary with joined hands kneels and looks up. She is flanked by twelve nimbed Apostles, each with a tongue of fire on his nimbus. All kneel, and some join their hands in prayer. Above, a nimbed dove of the Holy Ghost hovers amid flames. The scene is set in a windowed room with drapery inscribed EMITTE SPIRITUM TUUM ET CREABUNTUR ET RENOVABIS FACIEM TERRE in the background.
The margins are decorated with foliate and floreate ornament, including a strawberry, inhabited by a rabbit and a bird. In the left margin is theheraldic shield of Pierre Bosredont (quarterly vair and gules).