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Prayer book
Italy, Milan, ca. 1430
MS M.944 fol. 35v

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Christ: Ascension -- Christ, crossed nimbus, arms extended, ascends diagonally amid rays, flanked by five angels, three blowing trumpets. Below, Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, hands crossed on breast, is surrounded by 11 apostles, nimbed, three shielding eyes. All look upward.
Margins decorated with border of flowers. In upper margin, scene title ASCENSIO IH(ES)U XPI.
Beginning of prayer on feast of the Ascension.

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