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Germany, Augsburg, 1225-1249
MS M.275 fol. 8r

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Psalm 081 (Vulg., 080).
1) Apostle, Thomas: Incredulity -- Apostle Thomas, nimbed, places left forefinger in wound in side of Christ, cross-nimbed, right hand raised. They are flanked by two Apostles, nimbed, right hands raised.
2) Christ: Harrowing of Hell -- Christ, cross-nimbed, holding bannered cross-staff in left hand, extends right hand to left hand of nude damned, possibly Adam, within city gate of hell. Second nude damned in background. Satan, tied to column by hands and feet, is engulfed by flames.
Scenes against gold background within decorated initial E within painted frame.

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