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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 114r

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Apostle, Thomas: Incredulity -- Thomas, nimbed, kneels and looks up toward Christ, crossed nimbus, body partially draped, grasping right hand of Thomas, holding it to wound in side. He holds cross-staff with left hand. They are flanked by several apostles, nimbed, some only nimbus visible. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including campion, strawberry, viola, thistle, columbine and rose, and inhabited by two birds, one possibly dove. Text is invitatory for Matins on Low Sunday, 1st Sunday after Easter.

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