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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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New Testament illustrations
Germany, probably in or around Strasbourg, ca. 1430
MS M.720 fol. 5r

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Upper half:
Christ: Transfiguration -- Christ, crossed nimbus, right hand on breast is seated on cloud flanked by half figures on clouds of Elijah, name inscribed HELYAS, and Moses, name inscribed MOYSES. Below Christ is rocky outcrop flanked by two crouching figures with joined hands and by woman, veiled and wearing wimple, and by man, both with joined hands raised.
Lower half:
Christ: teaching and Christ: delivering Adulteress -- Of seven men and women (?), some only partially visible, two (?) look down toward tablet (?), inscribed with WER ON SUNDE SI GI DER SOL WERFEN, indicated by right hand of Christ, crossed nimbus, indicating the men and women with left hand. Lamp with flame hangs above the tablet (?). Behind Christ stand three men, one wearing Jew's hat, another wearing hood, and woman, hands crossed, possibly bound, on abdomen.
Exterior settings with grass.

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