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Constantinople, end of 11th century
MS M.639 fol. 294r
1) Christ: reading in Synagogue -- Four men, possibly including two apostles, raise hands, look to each other, all seated on benches, flanking Christ, cross-nimbed, name inscribed IC XC, seated on cushioned bench, feet on footstool, extending book to man with His left hand and raising right hand in blessing.
2) Simeon Stylites: Scene, Obsequies -- Body of Simeon Stylites, nimbed, wearing monk’s habit, reclining on mattress or bier, behind which are three monks, including one swinging censer; column with foliate capital; title inscription.
Miniature within frame decorated with foliate and geometric ornament, flanked by two trees.
Below, Evangelist Luke, nimbed, name inscribed, roll in left hand, forming part of initial Tau.
Illustration for the reading of Luke 4:16-22 for September 1 (Feast of Simeon Stylites).
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