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Hamilton lectionary
Constantinople, end of 11th century
MS M.639 fol. 332r

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Left margin:
Christ: Baptism -- Dove of Holy Ghost, foliage in its beak, descending in ray issuing from arc of heaven, to Christ, cross-nimbed, nude, in River Jordan, submerged up to His shoulders, flanked by John Baptist, nimbed, right hand above His head, standing on rock, and by two nimbed angels; title inscription.
Below, decorated initial Tau.
Illustration for the reading of Matthew 3:13-17, for January 6 (Christ, Baptism).

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