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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 48v

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Christ: Baptism -- John the Baptist, nimbed, wearing garment of skins, kneeling on one knee on riverbank, holds bowl above head of Christ, with crossed nimbus, with left hand on His breast and right hand concealing genitals, standing nude in River Jordan. Rays descend from top right. Sky with stars in background. Scene in half-circular vignette in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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