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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420
MS M.1000 fol. 151v

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Apostle, Paul: baptizing -- Apostle Paul, rays as nimbus, pours water from bowl over heads of three nude male figures, standing in baptismal font. A fourth nude male figure climbs into font from right. Above, dove of Holy Ghost appears amid rays of light. Scene occurs within walls of city, around which flows river. In background are various buildings of the city.
Miniature and text framed by decorative border of foliate design.

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