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Zir Ganela Gospels
Ethiopia, 1400-1401
MS M.828 fol. 15r

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Under architectural setting of trefoil arch enclosing hanging lamp surmounted by cross, Christ: Resurrection -- Apostle Peter, Evangelist John wearing hooded garment, Mary Magdalen veiled, Virgin Mary veiled, orant, and Archangel Michael, all nimbed; inscription, “How Our Lord arose from the dead and appeared before Mary Magdalene and St. Michael, and John came ahead of Peter” (Ge’ez) (Christ not represented).

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