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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 91v

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Apostle, Peter: baptizing -- Four men and one woman, all nude, stand with joined hands raised in water in baptismal font. Peter, nimbed, pours water over them from bowl held in right hand. Above is dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, emanating rays. Four kneeling figures witness scene at right.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Anjou (azure a semy fleur-de-lis, a bordure gules), surmounted by a crown.

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