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Zir Ganela Gospels
Ethiopia, 1400-1401
MS M.828 fol. 11r

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Christ: Transfiguration -- Elias and Moses, each nimbed, bearded, supporting arched frame of icon of half figure of Christ cross-nimbed, right hand raised, book in left hand, supported on back of nimbed angel, bending forward; above, Apostles Peter, James and John, each nimbed; inscription, “How Our Lord went up to Mount Tabor and manifested the sign of His second coming and His disciples became as though lifeless” (Ge’ez).

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