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Hamilton lectionary
Constantinople, end of 11th century
MS M.639 fol. 39r

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Christ: Ascension -- Christ, cross-nimbed, roll in left hand, right hand extended in blessing, seated on arc in mandorla, supported by two nimbed flying angels, all above Virgin Mary, name inscribed, nimbed, veiled, orant, all forming part of initial Tau, all flanked by two nimbed angels, carrying staffs (?), and two groups of 12 apostles (?) (only heads visible); title inscription.
Illustration for the reading of Luke 24:36-53, for the Sixth Sunday after Easter.

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