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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 129r

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John Baptist: Birth -- Within initial D, Elizabeth, nimbed, wearing headdress and wimple, reclines in canopied, draped bed with head on pillow. She extends hands to swaddled infant John Baptist, nimbed, held by maidservant or midwife, wearing hat.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux, some emerging from ends of vertical bar in left margin.
Beginning of Introit for feast of the Birth of John Baptist, 06.24.

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