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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 49r

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Christ: Baptism -- Christ, with crossed nimbus, nude, stands with joined hands raised in River Jordan. Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, descends on rays from arc of heaven alongside scroll inscribed HIC EST FILIUS MEUS DILECTUS. Scene in landscape with trees and sky with stars. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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