Leaves of Gold: Treasures of Manuscript Illumination fron Philadelphia Collections
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Book of Hours for Rome Use
Belgium, Bruges, 1430s
A Member of the Gold Scrolls Group, active c. 1415 to 1455

Pentecost. Here the Hours of the Holy Spirit are introduced by a miniature of the Pentecost in which the Dove of the Holy Spirit descends to earth above the seated Virgin Mary and the Apostles. The manuscript was illuminated by a member of the Gold Scrolls group, known for their use of bold colors, including bright purple, green, and chartreuse.

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 99, fol. 12v

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