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Italy, Foligno, late 11th or early 12th century
MS M.379 fol. 5v

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Christ and Four Beasts -- Christ, crossed (?) nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, holding with left hand open book, facing out, inscribed EGO SUM LUX MUNDI, is seated on cushion or globe within mandorla. He is flanked above by angel, nimbed, holding book with both hands (?) and by eagle, nimbed, holding book with claw. Beasts flanking bottom of mandorla are no longer visible.

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