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Italy, Milan, second quarter of 15th century
MS M.558.2r

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Christ: Baptism -- God the Father, cross-nimbed, hands raised, and dove of Holy Ghost, cross-nimbed, appear above Christ, cross-nimbed, nude, joined hands raised, partially submerged in Jordan river. He is flanked by John Baptist, nimbed, wearing garment of skins, pouring water from vessel of affusion over His head, and two angels, nimbed, holding garments.
Figures within initial decorated with foliate ornament.

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