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Zir Ganela Gospels
Ethiopia, 1400-1401
MS M.828 fol. 13v

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Under architectural setting of trefoil arch, Virgin Mary nimbed, veiled, standing beside Evangelist John nimbed, beardless, wearing hooded garment, hands crossed on breast; to right, cock above Apostle Peter nimbed, bending forward, weeping; inscriptions “At the crowing of the cock” (Ge’ez), and “Mary, His mother, how she looked on and John did not run, and Peter, how he weeps” (Ge’ez).

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