225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
France, perhaps Metz, 1370-1380
MS M.88 fol. 173r
Christ: Baptism -- Christ, crossed nimbus, nude, stands in river Jordan with right hand raised in blessing while John Baptist, nimbed, holds Christ's garment in left hand and baptizes Him with vessel of affusion in right hand. Dove of Holy Ghost flies down from red arc of heaven carrying scroll reading ECCE FILIUS MEUS from Matthew 3:17.
Scene against red background decorated in gold within foliate initial C.
Hybrid dragon as part of foliate extension.
Lower margin (bas-de-page):
Along foliate bar, hybrid woman points bellows at ape wearing hat and exposing hindquarters; wild man wearing pot as hat exposes hindquarters to archer loading crossbow.
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