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John the Baptist from BL Eg 1139, f. 206

John the Baptist from BL Eg 1139, f. 206

Detail of miniature of John the Baptist. Image taken from f. 206 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Deesis from BL Eg 1139, f. 12v

Deesis from BL Eg 1139, f. 12v

Miniature of Christ in Majesty with John the Baptist and Mary (the Deesis). Image taken from f. 12v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

John the Baptist from BL Royal 17 C XXXVIII, f. 26v

John the Baptist from BL Royal 17 C XXXVIII, f. 26v

Detail of a drawing of John the Baptist with the Agnus Dei, and the fountain of Jacob. Image taken from f. 26v of Travels (index Itinerarium, Voyage d'outre mer) in Middle English. Written in English.

Nebuchadnezzar from BL YT 36, f. 135

Nebuchadnezzar from BL YT 36, f. 135

Miniature of Nebuchadnezzar, lying in bed, telling Daniel his dream, while Moses, John the Evangelist, and John the Baptist sit enclosed in a circle of seraphs, and the Archangels Raphael, Gabriel and Michael s... More

Agnus Dei and the Baptism of Christ from BL YT 31, f. 223v

Agnus Dei and the Baptism of Christ from BL YT 31, f. 223v

Miniature of John the Baptist wearing a skin and a mantle and carrying a staff with a disc bearing the Agnus Dei; miniature of John the Baptist baptizing Christ while an angel holds his robe, in Matfré Ermengau... More

Baptism of Christ from BL Harley 1810, f. 95

Baptism of Christ from BL Harley 1810, f. 95

Miniature of the Baptism of Christ by John the Baptist. Image taken from f. 95 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Salome receiving the head of John the Baptist from BL YT 31, f. 228v

Salome receiving the head of John the Baptist from BL YT 31, f. 228v

Miniature of Salome receiving the head of John the Baptist from a soldier, while John's headless body leans out of a tower on the right, in Matfré Ermengau of Béziers's Breviari d'Amour. Image taken from f. 228... More

Nebuchadnezzar from BL YT 36, f. 135

Nebuchadnezzar from BL YT 36, f. 135

Detail of a miniature of Nebuchadnezzar, lying in bed, telling Daniel his dream, while Moses, John the Evangelist, and John the Baptist sit enclosed in a circle of seraphs, and the Archangels Raphael, Gabriel a... More

John the Baptist prophesies the coming of Christ from BL YT 31, f. 223

John the Baptist prophesies the coming of Christ from BL YT 31, f. 223

Miniature of John the Baptist, standing on a rock, prophesying to three men of the coming of Christ, in Matfré Ermengau of Béziers's Breviari d'Amour. Image taken from f. 223 of Breviari d'Amor (Catalan prose v... More

Christ from BL Harley 5790, f. 88

Christ from BL Harley 5790, f. 88

Headpiece with Christ holding a book flanked by prophets, and a marginal figure of John the Baptist, at the beginning of Mark. Image taken from f. 88 of Gospels. Written in Greek.

The Angel Gabriel and Zacharias from BL YT 31, f. 215v

The Angel Gabriel and Zacharias from BL YT 31, f. 215v

Miniature of the Angel Gabriel appearing before a kneeling Zacharias to announce the birth of John the Baptist', in Matfré Ermengau of Béziers's Breviari d'Amour. Image taken from f. 215v of Breviari d'Amor (Ca... More

John the Baptist and Andrew from BL YT 8, f. 249v

John the Baptist and Andrew from BL YT 8, f. 249v

Historiated initial 'S'(tabat) with in two compartments John the Baptist pointing his disciples to Christ, and the crucifixion of Andrew, full border and bas-de-page scene with Christ calling Andrew and Peter f... More

John the Baptist from BL Royal 2 B XIII, f. 27

John the Baptist from BL Royal 2 B XIII, f. 27

Miniature of John the Baptist with the Agnus Dei, flanked by a lion and a unicorn, with a hedgehog at his feet. Image taken from f. 27 of Gospel Lectionary (volume two of Royal 2 B XII, which contains an Epistl... More

John the Baptist from BL Royal 2 B XIII, f. 27

John the Baptist from BL Royal 2 B XIII, f. 27

Detail of a miniature of John the Baptist with the Agnus Dei, flanked by a lion and a unicorn, with a hedgehog at his feet. Image taken from f. 27 of Gospel Lectionary (volume two of Royal 2 B XII, which contai... More

Elisabeth and Anne from BL YT 19, f. 18v

Elisabeth and Anne from BL YT 19, f. 18v

Miniature of Elisabeth with John the Baptist and Anne with Mary and Christ, decorated initial 'O'(r), and three-sided border, in Brunetto Latini's Le Livre du Trésor. Image taken from f. 18v of Li Livres dou Tr... More

The Visitation and Zacharias writing from BL Add 42497, f. 1ar

The Visitation and Zacharias writing from BL Add 42497, f. 1ar

On the left, part of a scene of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth and on the left a scene with Zacharias writing the name 'Jo[hannes]', watched by Elizabeth. Image taken from f. 1ar of Scenes from the Life of... More

John the Baptist from BL Sloane 2356, ff. 98v-99

John the Baptist from BL Sloane 2356, ff. 98v-99

Miniature of John the Baptist, and full foliate borders with birds, a dragon and a grotesque figure, for his suffrage. Image taken from ff. 98v-99 of Prayer book. Written in Latin and French, with Picard French rubrics.

Birth of John the Baptist from BL Add 18196, ff. 14-22, and 28-40, f. 15

Birth of John the Baptist from BL Add 18196, ff. 14-22, and 28-40, f. ...

Historiated initial 'G' of the birth of John the Baptist, measuring 165 x 125 mm (bottom miniature). Image taken from f. 15 of Cuttings from a Dominican choir book.

Martyrdom of John the Baptist from BL Add 71119D

Martyrdom of John the Baptist from BL Add 71119D

Historiated and foliate initial 'L' of the Martyrdom of John the Baptist with the executioner holding up the saint’s severed head. Image taken from Cutting from a choir book. Written in Latin.

John the Baptist from BL King's 9, ff. 27v-28

John the Baptist from BL King's 9, ff. 27v-28

Miniature of John the Baptist and a scatter border. Image taken from ff. 27v-28 of Book of Hours, Use of Sarum. Written in Latin.

Burial of John the Baptist's head from BL YT 13, f. 108

Burial of John the Baptist's head from BL YT 13, f. 108

Bas-de-page scene of Salome and Herodias burying the had of John the Baptist, with a caption reading, ‘Cy la royne od sa file ensevelie[n]t la teste seint Iohan en un erber desouz un perere.’ Image taken from f... More

Beheading of John the Baptist from BL YT 13, f. 107

Beheading of John the Baptist from BL YT 13, f. 107

Bas-de-page scene of a blue-faced executioner beheading St John the Baptist, who is kneeling in a tower doorway, with Salome behind him holding a golden bowl, with a caption reading, ‘Cy est seint iohan decolle... More

Nativity of John the Baptist from BL YT 13, f. 54v

Nativity of John the Baptist from BL YT 13, f. 54v

Bas-de-page scene of Elizabeth in bed, whilst a midwife holds a swaddled infant nearby, from the Nativity of John the Baptist. Image taken from f. 54v of Book of Hours, Use of Sarum ('The Taymouth Hours'). Writ... More

Execution of John the Baptist from BL Royal 20 B IV, f. 65v

Execution of John the Baptist from BL Royal 20 B IV, f. 65v

Detail of a miniature of the execution of John the Baptist. Image taken from f. 65v of Meditationes vitae Christi (Le Livre doré des meditations de la vie de nostre seigneur Jesu Christ). Written in French.

Border from BL YT 7, f. 14

Border from BL YT 7, f. 14

Detail of a section of the scatter border with gems, flowers, strawberries, blue tit, bullfinch, and a roundel containing John the Baptist, at the beginning of the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 14 of... More

Zacharias, father of John the Baptist from BL Harley 2449, f. 168

Zacharias, father of John the Baptist from BL Harley 2449, f. 168

Miniature of an angel addressing Zacharias, father of John the Baptist, who kneels in front of an altar. Image taken from f. 168 of Prayers for saints' vigils with a calendar. Written in Latin.

Beheading of John the Baptist from BL Add 18197, ff. A and H, f. A

Beheading of John the Baptist from BL Add 18197, ff. A and H, f. A

Historiated initial 'O' of the beheading of John the Baptist. Image taken from f. A of Cuttings from a choir book. Written in Latin.

John from BL Add 22310, ff. 1-9, f. 6v

John from BL Add 22310, ff. 1-9, f. 6v

Historiated initial 'F' of John the Baptist. Image taken from f. 6v of Leaves from an Antiphoner (index antiphonal, antiphonary). Written in Latin.

God the Father, Michael, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist from BL Stowe 28, ff. 64v-65

God the Father, Michael, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist from BL...

Small miniatures with God the Father, Michael, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist, and foliate compartiment borders, in the suffrages. Image taken from ff. 64v-65 of Book of Hours, Use of Rome. Written in La... More

The life of John the Baptist, scenes 6-9 from BL Add 42497, verso

The life of John the Baptist, scenes 6-9 from BL Add 42497, verso

A frieze with a frame and foliate border beneath, containing scenes from the life of John the Baptist: (6) John brought before Herod and Herodias; (7) John in prison; (8) Salome dancing before Herod and Herodia... More

John before Herod from BL YT 13, f. 105

John before Herod from BL YT 13, f. 105

Bas-de-page scene of John the Baptist reproaching an enthroned Herod Antipas, who is holding a sword, with a caption reading, ‘Cy seint iohan le Baptist rep[ri]st herodes de sun pecche.’ Image taken from f. 105... More

The life of John the Baptist, scenes 1-5 from BL Add 42497, recto

The life of John the Baptist, scenes 1-5 from BL Add 42497, recto

A frieze with a frame and foliate border beneath, with scenes from the life of John the Baptist: (1) the Visitation, imperfect; (2) Zacharias writing his name before Elizabeth; (3) John baptising a man in a tub... More

John is brought before Herod from BL Add 42497, f. 1fv

John is brought before Herod from BL Add 42497, f. 1fv

Part of a scene of John the Baptist being brought before Herod by soldiers. Image taken from f. 1fv of Scenes from the Life of John the Baptist (possibly illustrating the Hortus Deliciarum?), a Flabellum or Rot... More

John the Baptist from BL Stowe 23, f. 47v

John the Baptist from BL Stowe 23, f. 47v

Image taken from f. 47v of Prayer book. Written in Latin, rubrics in French.

Herod and Heriodias from BL Add 42497, f. 1gv

Herod and Heriodias from BL Add 42497, f. 1gv

Part of a scene of Herod and Herodias receiving John the Baptist. Image taken from f. 1gv of Scenes from the Life of John the Baptist (possibly illustrating the Hortus Deliciarum?), a Flabellum or Rotulus. Writ... More

Herod and Herodias watch Salome performing from BL Add 42497, f. 1av

Herod and Herodias watch Salome performing from BL Add 42497, f. 1av

A scene with Salome performing before Herod, Herodias and their guests, who are seated at the dinner table. Image taken from f. 1av of Scenes from the Life of John the Baptist (possibly illustrating the Hortus ... More

John the Baptist from BL YT 2, f. 99

John the Baptist from BL YT 2, f. 99

Miniature of the birth of John the Baptist, and decorated initial 'D'(eus). Image taken from f. 99 of Collectar ('The Ottobeuren Collectar'). Written in Latin.

John the Baptist from BL Eg 3763, f. 106v

John the Baptist from BL Eg 3763, f. 106v

Miniature of John the Baptist with staff. Image taken from f. 106v of Prayer book (The 'Prayer book of Archbishop Arnulph II of Milan'). Written in Latin.

John the Baptist and Andrew from BL YT 8, f. 249v

John the Baptist and Andrew from BL YT 8, f. 249v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(tabat) with two compartments, of John the Baptist pointing his disciples towards Christ, and Andrew being tied upon his cross. Image taken from f. 249v of Breviary, Use of V... More

Christ in majesty from BL Harley 5762, f. 170

Christ in majesty from BL Harley 5762, f. 170

Miniature of Christ in majesty, with the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist, and the Resurrection of the Souls. Decorated initial in gold and colours, and full foliate border. Image taken from f. 170 of Book of ... More

Two people awaiting baptism from BL Add 42497, f. 1br

Two people awaiting baptism from BL Add 42497, f. 1br

Part of a scene of two people awaiting baptism, wearing white hooded robes; on the left a tree and tower dividing this from the previous scene. Image taken from f. 1br of Scenes from the Life of John the Baptis... More

John the Baptist from BL Stowe 12, f. 257

John the Baptist from BL Stowe 12, f. 257

Detail of an historiated initial 'D' of John the Baptist, holding the Agnus Dei. Image taken from f. 257 of Breviary, Use of Sarum with Norwich variants ('The Stowe Breviary'). Written in Latin.

John the Baptist from BL Sloane 2321, f. 131v

John the Baptist from BL Sloane 2321, f. 131v

Miniature of John the Baptist. Image taken from f. 131v of Book of Hours ('The Entwisle Hours'), Use of Sarum. Written in Latin.

Tower from BL Add 42497, f. 1bv

Tower from BL Add 42497, f. 1bv

Image of a tower dividing two scenes from the life of John the Baptist. Image taken from f. 1bv of Scenes from the Life of John the Baptist (possibly illustrating the Hortus Deliciarum?), a Flabellum or Rotulus... More

John the Baptist from BL Harley 2985, f. 21v

John the Baptist from BL Harley 2985, f. 21v

Detail of miniature of John the Baptist with the Lamb of God. Image taken from f. 21v of Book of Hours, Use of Sarum. Written in Latin.

John the Baptist from BL Harley 2846, f. 28v

John the Baptist from BL Harley 2846, f. 28v

Miniature of John the Baptist, and hybrid creature in the margin. Image taken from f. 28v of Book of Hours, Use of Sarum. Written in Latin.

Three angels from BL Add 42497, f. 1gr

Three angels from BL Add 42497, f. 1gr

Part of a scene with three angels watching the Baptism of Christ. Image taken from f. 1gr of Scenes from the Life of John the Baptist (possibly illustrating the Hortus Deliciarum?), a Flabellum or Rotulus. Writ... More

John baptising a man in a tub from BL Add 42497, f. 1cr

John baptising a man in a tub from BL Add 42497, f. 1cr

A scene of John baptising a man in a tub with four people watching. Image taken from f. 1cr of Scenes from the Life of John the Baptist (possibly illustrating the Hortus Deliciarum?), a Flabellum or Rotulus. Wr... More

The Baptism of Christ from BL Add 42497, f. 1fr

The Baptism of Christ from BL Add 42497, f. 1fr

Part of a scene of John the Baptist baptising Christ in the river, watched by angels. Image taken from f. 1fr of Scenes from the Life of John the Baptist (possibly illustrating the Hortus Deliciarum?), a Flabel... More

Skeleton of John the Baptist from BL YT 13, f. 109

Skeleton of John the Baptist from BL YT 13, f. 109

Bas-de-page scene of two men holding bones in their arms, and the skeleton of John in a tomb. Image taken from f. 109 of Book of Hours, Use of Sarum ('The Taymouth Hours'). Written in Latin and French.

Saint John the Baptist
Visitation from BL YT 5, f. 32

Visitation from BL YT 5, f. 32

Miniature of the Visitation, and below, the naming of John the Baptist. Image taken from f. 32 of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Tilliot Hours'). Written in Latin.

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