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Gospel book
Austria, probably in the monastery of Seitenstetten, between 1225 and 1275
MS M.808 fol. 196r

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Adam and Eve: Fall of Man -- Adam and Eve, each covering themselves with leaves, and raising right hands holding fruit, flank tree with serpent entwined around it. At top of tree, in mandorla, half-figure of Christ-Logos, crossed nimbus, holding blank scroll with draped hands.
All within initial I at beginning of gospel of John. In upper margin, running title SECVNDVM IOHANNEM.

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