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England, probably Oxford, ca. 1325-1330
MS M.700 fol. 95v

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Christ: Resurrection -- Christ, pearled crossed nimbus, wearing partly draped mantle, showing wounds, raises right hand in blessing, holds bannered cross-staff in left hand, and steps forward from sarcophagus in front of two flanking nimbed angels, wearing vestments, holding instruments of Passion (including skeletal bones, spear, crown of thorns, three nails, and cross).
Scene against gold stippled background within initial D with ornament of foliage; spandrels decorated with diapered ornament.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate extensions and sprigs of foliage.
In upper margin, two hybrid animals.
In right margin, hybrid man, wearing dunce hat, animal head, and heraldic escutcheon of Tuchet (ermine, a chevron gules).
In lower margin, dragon lashing tongue at hybrid man raising club, and heraldic escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules).
In left margin, heraldic escutcheon of Tuchet (ermine, a chevron gules).

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