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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 87r

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Christ: Resurrection -- Christ, rays as cross nimbus, nude body partially draped, raising right hand in blessing, holding bannered cross staff with left hand, bleeding from wounds, stands in sarcophagus, His right leg lifted over the side of the sarcophagus. One of three soldiers reclines on shield next to halberd before the sarcophagus. Of the other two, each sits, backturned at ends of the sarcophagus, holding bannered spears. Lid is across top of the sarcophagus.
Background of red decorated with gold scrollwork; above, heads of angels (?).
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux, some emerging from ends of vertical bars.
Beginning of Introit for Easter Sunday.

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