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France, Reims, ca. 1325
MS M.512 fol. 1v

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Christ: Entry into Jerusalem -- Christ, crossed nimbus, right hand raised in blessing, is astride bridled ass, holding reins with left hand. Behind Him are six (?) Apostles, three only nimbi visible. Beside him is small male figure in tree. Before Him is gate of Jerusalem, on top of which stands man holding branch with both hands. Another man stands in gateway, bending and holding garment by the sleeves.
Scene with background of diaper enclosed in red and blue frame decorated with gold ivy.
Text for first Sunday in Advent.

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