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Book of Hours
Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 126r

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Christ: Baptism -- God the Father, within arc of heaven, and dove of Holy Ghost (Trinity), amid rays of light, appear above Christ, nimbed, wearing short loin cloth, joined hands raised, standing in River Jordan. John Baptist, nimbed, pours water from hand over His head.
In background is landscape.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial D decorated with foliate ornament begins Matins of the Hours of the Holy Spirit.

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