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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 112r

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Scene, Liturgical: Baptism -- Woman, wearing butterfly headdress, holds right foot and hand of nude infant, supported above font by man. Beside the font stand another man, with left hand extended, and tonsured priest, pouring water over the head of the infant with vessel of affusion held in right hand. Scene in church with cloth wall hangings and leaded-glass windows. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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