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Gospel Book
Austria, Salzburg, second quarter 11th century
MS M.781 fol. 85v

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Pilate: asked to guard Sepulcher -- Pilate crowned, holding scepter, sits on cushioned bench with footstool, commanding two soldiers, wearing helmets, armed with shields, one holding spear and the other a sword.
Scene in architectural setting with domed towers.
Illustration of Gospel of Matthew 27:62-65.

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