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Gradual, Sequentiary, Sacramentary
Austria, perhaps Salzburg, ca. 1260-1264
MS M.855 fol. 106v

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Elijah: Ascension -- In initial U, Elisha, nimbed, bald and bearded, raises left hand and holds in right hand scroll inscribed ORO D(OMI)NE VT F(IAT) S(PIRITUS) T(UUS) based on II Kings 2:9 (Vulg., IV Kings 2:9). In initial D, Elijah, nimbed, bearded, ascends in chariot to cloudy arc of heaven, dropping mantle.
Scene against gold background, in monogram initials U+D at beginning of Proper Preface for Ascension.

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