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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1480
MS M.330 fol. 48r

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Apostle, Peter: baptizing -- Of six figures, woman and man, nude with joined hands, kneel behind foremost man, also nude, kneeling with joined hands raised. Peter, with extended right hand, pours liquid from small pitcher on to the head of the man. Another man stands behind Peter. Scene in landscape with stream; hills in distance. Text below miniature is begins Short Hours of the Spirit, None.

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