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Prayer roll
England, Yorkshire, ca. 1500
MS G.39 fol. 9r

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John Baptist, wearing garment of animal skins, including hooves and head, stands with right hand indicating Lamb of God, holding cross-staff, held in left hand. Around John are birds, wolf (?), crowned lion, horse (?), and fantastic winged animal. Above him is scroll inscribed EGO UOX CLAMANTIS IN DES[ER]TO from John 1:23.
Bands of foliate and zoomorphic ornament frame miniature and textblock. Filigree initials.

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