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Book of Hours
Belgium, possibly Ghent, ca. 1480-1490
M.278 fol. 174v

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John Baptist, nimbed, head draped, gesturing with right hand, holding open book with draped left hand, as upright of initial I. Below his right hand, Lamb of God, nimbed, looking up at him.
Figures before wall, trees in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including thistle, strawberry, speedwell, viola and rose, and inhabited by monkey.

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