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Northeastern France, during last quarter of the 13th century
MS M.969 fol. 386v

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Beginning of Luke.
Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, crossed nimbus, bleeded from wounds, eyes closed, is affixed with three nails to cross. He is flanked by Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with left hand raised and right hand extended, and Evangelist John, nimbed, right hand raised and left hand extended.
In center margin is Luke's symbol (ox), nimbed, winged, as half-figure.
Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- In lower margin is John Baptist, nimbed, raising right hand in blessing and holding in left hand disk within which is lamb of God. Beside him is Gabriel, pearled nimbus, holding scroll with pseudo-inscription in right hand and raising left forefinger toward Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, raising right hand and holding book with draped left hand.
In right margin hybrid man.

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