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Austria, Salzburg, ca. 1050
MS G.44 fol. 86r

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Holy Women: at Sepulcher -- Nimbed angel, wearing fillet, holds scepter in left hand, raises right hand, and sits on lid beside sarcophagus in which are grave clothes, in sepulcher. To right, the foremost of two veiled, nimbed Holy Women, holding ointment jars, swings censer toward the sarcophagus. Above two men, armed with spears, lie asleep on mattresses inside pediment of architectural setting.
Illustration for Gospel reading on Easter Sunday.

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