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Vita Christi (Life of Christ)
France, perhaps Corbie, ca. 1175
MS M.44 fol. 14r

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Christ: Ascension -- Christ disappears into cloudy arc of heaven, with only legs visible, above Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, orant, flanked by twelve apostles, eight nimbed, all standing.
Scene against gold background, within decorated frame.

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