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Northeastern France, during last quarter of the 13th century
MS M.969 fol. 447v

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Beginning of Revelation.
Christ: Last Judgment -- Christ, cross nimbed, partially draped, displaying wounds, sits on bench atop arc. He is flanked by two figures, nimbed, one holding wreath and the other holding cross. Below them are three Resurrected, with hands raised, emerging from graves. Scene is within decorated initial A, with woman in left leg adn man in right leg. They both kneel with joined hands raised. Around decorated letter are four half-figures of angels playing trumpets.
In left margin is Evangelist John, nimbed, holding book in right hand and raising left hand.
Abraham: representing Paradise -- In lower margin is angel, nimbed, extending nude figure, with joined hands raised, toward Abraham, nimbed, seated on bench, holding cloth in both hands in which are personifications of souls. At right is second angel, nimbed, extending figure.

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