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France, Bourges, ca. 1473
MS M.677 fol. 207r

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Apostle, Peter: baptizing -- Group of figures, hands joined, stand behind kneeling man, joined hands raised to mouth. Apostle Peter, nimbed, tonsured, baptizes the man, raising vessel of affusion over his head. Evangelist John, nimbed, arms crossed, stands behind Apostle Peter. In background is landscape, including rocky hill (butte?), on which figures walk up and down road to structures carved into side of hill. Pillars of undetermined type surmount hill.

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