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Book of Hours
Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.316 fol. 17v

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Christ: Baptism -- Dove of Holy Ghost descends from rayed arc of heaven toward Christ, cross-nimbed, nude, hands joined, standing in river Jordan, flanked by angel, holding garment, and John Baptist, nimbed, raising right hand above His head.
Scene within decorated intial D.
Floreate border frames text.

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