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Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1490
MS S.7 fol. 248r

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John Baptist, with rays as nimbus, wearing garment of skins, stands wtih right hand on his breast and holds in left hand Lamb of God, nimbed. Figure in landscape with trees.
In margins:
Scene, Secular: Courting -- Man, wearing plumed hat, sits on turf bench with woman, wearing headdress. Behind them is leaf-covered arbor, behind which stands man, wearing hat. Before the couple is draped table with plate and loaf. Woman, veiled, carries a plate toward the table. Man, wearing plumed hat, stands nearby. Pitcher on ground. In background is brick wall with arched opening, beyond which are trees and building.

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