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Book of Hours
France, Paris, early 16th century
MS M.1114 fol. 76r

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John Baptist, nimbed, wearing garment of animal skin, holding book with both hands, looks down toward Lamb of God, crossed nimbus, holding cross staff with left front leg.
Evangelist John, nimbed, raises right hand in blessing and holds in left hand, chalice in which is dragon.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy and inhabited by dog, wearing kerchief or hood around neck, sitting on haunches, holding bagpipe with front paws. (Scene, Burlesque: playing Musical Instrument)

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