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Austria, Salzburg, 1070-1090
MS M.780 fol. 31r

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Holy Women: at Sepulcher -- Two veiled nimbed Holy Women hold pyxides (ointment jars); one swings censer; both stand behind sarcophagus with grave cloths; nimbed angel raises right hand toward them, holds scepter in left hand, and sits on lid; all are in architectural setting above which are partly visible two soldiers wearing helmets and mail, armed with shields and spears, asleep.
Illustration for Gospel reading of Mark 16:1-7 for Easter Sunday.

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