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Book of Hours
England, ca. 1440-1450
MS G.9 fol. 134v

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Resurrection of Dead -- Above sarcophagus, personification of soul, nude, with hands joined, stands in cloth held by two angels who look up toward three persons of Trinity, each cross nimbed, raising right hand in blessing, one holding scepter surmounted by cross, another holding globe, all in cloud edged arc of heaven. Scene in landscape with trees below sky with stars.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: peacock; three heads of men amid foliage, one with tongue protruding; head of monkey with tongue protruding; wren; two heads of men wearing hat; animal mask.

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