MS M.643, fol. 5v (Miniature no. 9)

Christ: Baptism

Florence, Italy
ca. 1320
245 x 176 mm

Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1919

MS M.643
Page description: 

Christ: Baptism -- Two nimbed angels hold garments on shore. Christ, decorated crossed nimbus, with His hands raised, His right in blessing, stands nude in river Jordan in which are fishes. He is baptized by John Baptist, nimbed, wearing skins under mantle, pouring water from vessel. Holy Ghost descends in red rays from arc of heaven enclosing star.
Decorated frame.