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Hamilton lectionary
Constantinople, end of 11th century
MS M.639 fol. 19v

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Christ: Miracle of Bethesda Pool --
Margin, center:
Christ, nimbed, name inscribed IC XC, before tower representing city of Jerusalem, inscribed, in which are two men, all forming part of initial Tau; below, three sick figures, inscribed, swaddled, reclining; pool, inscribed, in shape of cinquefoil font.
Margin, lower:
Sick man carrying bed on back, Pharisee extending hand, Jew wearing tunic, extending right hand, and scribe, all inscribed.
Illustration for the reading of John 5:1-15 for the Third Sunday after Easter.

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