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Book of Hours
England, probably Oxford, ca. 1325-1330
MS M.700 fol. 48v

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Christ: Resurrection -- Christ, pearled crossed nimbus, showing wounds, wearing partly draped mantle, raises right hand in blessing, holds bannered cross-staff, and steps from sarcophagus, beneath which are three soldiers in mail, armed with spears, sleeping, each as half figure, under arch.
Scene against gold diapered background within initial S with ornament of foliage; spandrels decorated with diapered ornament.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate extensions, animal heads, and sprigs of foliage.
In upper margin, bird, hybrid animal, and hybrid man.
In right margin, hybrid man wearing miter and holding club (Clergy, Grotesque), and heraldic escutcheon of du Bois, variant (argent, two bars gules on a canton of the second a mullet of the field).
In lower margin, hybrid man wearing winged headgear, holding shield, with trident spearing three-headed winged hybrid camel, and heraldic escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules).
In left margin, heraldic escutcheon of Oddingsell (argent, a fess gules, in the dexter chief a mullet of the second).

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