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Italy, possibly Teramo or Bologna, between 1375 and 1399? or during the second half of 14th century?
MS G.16 fol. 135r

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Christ: Resurrection -- Christ, crossed nimbus, holding cross-inscribed banner with right hand and tripartite globe with left hand stands in sarcophagus, right foot on top edge. He looks toward three Holy Women, nimbed and veiled, two holding ointment jars, third only nimbus and top of head visible. At left, angel, indicating upward with right hand sits on top edge of the sarcophagus. Two soldiers, one holding spear, one backturned, recline in foreground.
Beginning of Introit for Mass on Easter Sunday.
Half-figure of Paul, nimbed, holding sword with right hand and book with draped left hand, next to initial F.
Initial decorated with foliate ornament.
Beginning of Epistle for Mass on Easter Sunday.
Initial I enclosing half-figure of Evangelist Mark, nimbed, holding scroll (?) with both hands.
Beginning of Gospel for Mass on Easter Sunday.
Margins decorated with foliate ornament inhabited by bird heads and human masks or heads. Pen-flourished initials. Escutcheon, gules, in lower margin.

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