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Book of Hours
France, Poitiers, ca. 1415
MS M.743 fol. 163r

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John Baptist: Birth -- Elizabeth, nimbed, veiled, laying in bed beneath covers, extends both hands to swaddled infant John Baptist, nimbed, held by midwife (?), standing beside bed. Curtain at right. Diaper background.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament, with bands of foliate decoration.

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