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France, possibly Thérouanne, ca. 1300
MS M.60 fol. 50v

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Apostle, Peter: baptizing -- Peter, nimbed, tonsured, with left hand raises vessel above eight nude men, including four with joined hands raised, standing in font, and with his right hand touches shoulder of one baptized. Cross-nimbed dove of Holy Ghost descends toward them.
Scene with gold background, within decorated initial D embellished with filigree in spandrels.
Margins decorated with foliate extensions, including one with terminal of hybrid bishop, bearded, wearing miter, and inhabited by dog running in the lower margin.

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