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Gradual, Sequentiary, Sacramentary
Austria, perhaps Salzburg, ca. 1260-1264
MS M.855 fol. 75v

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Scene, Liturgical: Consecration of Altar -- Tonsured cleric swings censer, standing behind altar, on which is object. Bishop, wearing miter with infulae and vestments with cross-inscribed pallium, extends right hand, through stem interstice of initial T, blessing toward the altar; he is attended by tonsured deacon with maniple over left wrist, holding book in left hand.
Scene flanking the initial T under architectural frame surmounted by domes.
Beginning of introit for Dedication of Church.

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