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Gospel book
Austria, probably in the monastery of Seitenstetten, between 1225 and 1275
MS M.808 fol. 23v

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Monk, tonsured, wearing habit, kneeling, holding with joined raised hands, scroll inscribed ANGELE PRECLARE MI(HI) DEP(RE)COR AVXILIARE. He looks up toward half-figure of angel, nimbed, raising right hand in blessing, holding casket or miter with left hand. The angel is enclosed in medallion inscribed VIRTVTVM UERE FACIAM TE FLORE NITERE.

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