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Gospel Book
Italy, San Benedetto Po, between 1075 and 1099
MS M.492 fol. 20r

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Joseph the Carpenter: Dream I -- Joseph, lying asleep on mattress on couch, is approached by angel holding scroll, inscribed IOSEPH FILI D(AVI)D NOLI TIMERE ACCIPERE MARIAM CO(N)IUGEM TUAM from Matthew 1:20, and pointing toward Virgin Mary, with distaff in her left hand, standing on square dais. All have scalloped nimbi.

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