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France, Paris, c. 1510

Saint John the Baptist. A miniature of Saint John the Baptist and the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) accompanies the musical chant for his feast on June 24. The borders of this manuscript are filled with carefully drawn birds, insects, and flowers.

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 7, fol. 101

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