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Vita Christi (Life of Christ)
France, perhaps Corbie, ca. 1175
MS M.44 fol. 15r

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Christ: Last Judgment -- Two nimbed angels, blowing curved horns, emerge from clouds above Christ, cross-nimbed, wearing mantle, revealing His torso and showing wounds.
He raises His arms (orant) and sits on cushioned bench, behind green cross with flared ends.
He is flanked by heads of eighteen figures, possibly the Elect, Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, and John Baptist, nimbed, both kneeling (Deesis ?), and half figures of two angels blowing curved horns.
Scene against gold background, within decorated frame.

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