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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, perhaps Metz, 1370-1380
MS M.88 fol. 16r

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Upper zone:
Christ: noli me tangere -- Mary Magdalen, veiled, nimbed, kneels with both hands extended toward Christ, crossed nimbus, raising right arm to reveal wound in side and holding cross-staff in left hand. Scene on tooled gold background.
Lower zone:
1) Christopher of Lycia: carrying Christ Child -- Christopher, nimbed, stands in water, steadying himself against tree and carrying on left shoulder Christ Child, crossed nimbus, holding globe in left hand. Scene on red background decorated with gold.
2) George of Cappadocia: slaying Dragon -- George, nimbed, wearing tunic and chain mail, holding shield in right hand and spear in left hand, pierces dragon through mouth. Scene on blue background decorated with gold.
Scenes within painted frame sprouting gold leaves.

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