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France, Rouen, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.105 fol. 20r

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Christ: Resurrection -- Christ, nimbed, partially draped in mantle, bleeding from wounds in hand, foot, and side, raising right hand in blessing and holding cross-staff in draped left hand, steps from opened sarcophagus. Four helmeted soldiers, including two with spears and shields, one with halberd, and one with halberd and scimitar, recline around the sarcophagus. Scene in garden with wattle wall and trees.
Margins with foliate and ivy-rinceaux ornament. Baguettes with geometric ornament in side and lower margins. Green bird with outstretched wings in right margin.

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