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Piccolomini breviary
Italy, Lombardy, ca. 1475
MS M.799 fol. 162r

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Christ: Resurrection -- Christ, crossed nimbus, body partially draped, raising right hand in blessing, supporting bannered staff with left arm, standing in sarcophagus. In foreground, two soldiers, wearing helmets and armor, seated on ground, resting heads on hands. All within initial D decorated with foliate ornament and flowers.
In left margin, border of flowers and gold balls.
Beginning of collect possibly for Lauds on Easter Sunday.
Pen-flourished initials.

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