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Homily on Gilead
Egypt, ca. 822/23-913/14
MS M.604 fol. 1v

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Christ, name inscribed, cross-nimbed, bearded, wearing inscribed (?) gold mantle with fold draped over left arm, raises right hand toward Shenute of Egypt, name inscribed, nimbed, bearded, wearing cross-inscribed vestment, with right hand raised in blessing (?) and tau-staff (?) in left hand.
Figures standing under arches with ornamented capitals.
Christ and Shenute with names inscribed in Coptic around their heads, translated as, "Emmanuel" and "The Holy Apa Shenoute" (See Kuhn 1960).

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