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ILLUMINATED INITIAL OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
ILLUMINATED INITIAL OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
ILLUMINATED INITIAL OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
Miniature painting from Antiphoner leaf, circa 1530, probably German
Manuscript1530
Saint John the Baptist shown holding a lamb to symbolise his recognition of Jesus as the Son of God. When John baptised Jesus in the River Jordan he said ‘Behold, the Lamb of God’ (John 1: 36). The miniature is painted in full colour to inhabit a gilded initial "D" on vellum , clipped from a larger Antiphoner leaf. The miniature measures almost 10.5 cm square and is in near Fine condition, with minor loss of gilding to the top of the letter and small loss of paint to the head of the saint. A striking miniature , approaching 500 years old.
condition: Near Fine

£495.00   



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