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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 141v

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Christ: Baptism -- A nimbed angel holds a garment extended toward Christ, cross-nimbed, nude, in River Jordan. He raises His right hand in blessing, and is baptized by John Baptist, pearled nimbus, raising a vessel of affusion above His head. Tree. Scene within Gothic arcade and foliate frame decorated with cusps of foliate terminals, and four heraldic shields, including Moreuil (two), in four of six medallions (two as halves).

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