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Antiquitates Judaicae; De bello Judaico
France, Dijon, late 13th century
MS M.534 fol. 136r

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Christ: Resurrection -- Within initial T, Christ, crossed nimbus, His body draped, raising right hand in blessing, holding bannered cross-staff with left hand, steps with right leg out of sarcophagus. Lid of sarcophagus is at right. Lamp hangs at left. In foreground, three soldiers, wearing mail, recline on shields.
Initial decorated with foliate ornament.
Beginning of Book 6 of Josephus, De Bello Judaico.

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