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France, possibly Angers, ca. 1427
MS M.146 fol. 121r

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Christ: Resurrection -- Christ cross-nimbed, wearing mantle, holds cross-staff in left hand and steps from sarcophagus. Around sarcophagus are three soldiers in armor, one holding spear, another carrying halberd and sword, and third holding banner and shield, all sleeping. Scene in landscape setting.
Margins decorated with floreate border including cornflowers.
In lower left corner of margin is escutcheon with arms of Juan II, King of Aragon (quarterly Castile and Leon). It topped by helmet and is flanked by two crowned lions holding banners with arms of Order of the Holy Savior and of Juan II.
In lower right corner of margin is escutcheon with arms of Blanch of Navarre (right impaled: 1. quarterly Navarre and Bourbon; 2. quarterly per saltire Aragon, Castile and Leon). It is topped by helmet with crown and is flanked by dogs, wearing collars.

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