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Book of Hours
Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1445
M.287 fol. 143r

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John Baptist, nimbed, wearing ermine lined cloak, extending right hand toward Lamb of God, nimbed, looking back at him, and holding book with left hand.
Figures in landscape with flowering plants, stream and cattails; castles and city (?) on hills in background.
Miniature and text surrounded by gold frame on three sides, terminating with floreate ornament, including cornflower. Margins decorated with border of rinceaux, foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry.

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