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New Testament illustrations
Germany, probably in or around Strasbourg, ca. 1430
MS M.720 fol. 1r

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Upper half:
John Baptist: preaching -- Three men, woman wearing headdress, and youth sit on ground, looking up toward John Baptist, nimbed right hand raised, standing before them.
Lower half:
Christ: Baptism -- John Baptist, nimbed, raises right hand in blessing toward nude Christ, crossed nimbus, hands crossed on breast, standing in water, dove of Holy Ghost descending to His head. Angel, nimbed, stands at right holding garment.
Exterior settings with grass.

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