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Vita Christi (Life of Christ)
France, perhaps Corbie, ca. 1175
MS M.44 fol. 5r

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Christ: Baptism -- Dove of Holy Ghost descends from clouds toward head of Christ, cross-nimbed, nude, in river Jordan, in which are three fishes. To left, John Baptist, wearing mantle of skins, raises his hands toward the Christ; to right, nimbed angel holds garment.
Scene against gold background, within decorated frame.

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