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Book of Hours
England, Gloucester, ca. 1405-1415
MS M.99 fol. 92r

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Christ: Last Judgment -- Christ, rays as crossed nimbus, possibly wearing crown of thorns, nude body draped in mantle, showing wounds, is seated on arc or rainbow. He is flanked by scroll inscribed FILII BENEDICTI PATRIS MEI. Below, nude woman (?) and nude man emerge from graves; heads of two men visible in two other open graves.
Scene against background of gold vine scroll, within initial D decorated with foliate ornament.
Text enclosed in frame decorated with foliate ornament, and sprays with colored leaves and gold balls.

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