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Pontifical matutinale and missal of Jean Coeur
France, Bourges, ca. 1465
G.49 fol. 121v

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Christ: Resurrection -- Angel, with arms crossed, kneels on top of sarcophagus, upon which stands Christ, cross-nimbed, partially draped, raising right hand and holding staff in left hand. Below, four solders, wearing armor, recline on ground. Scene in landscape setting, within decorated initial R.
Face of man wearing hat is in penwork initial E.
Top and bottom margins are decorated with floreate borders. In lower margin is cross-surmounted escutcheon with arms of Jean Coeur (azure, three hearts gules, on a fesse or three escallops argent), flanked by scrolls with inscription MORIR COVIE(N)T SOVE(NT) ADVIE(N)T ET NEN SOVIE(NT).

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