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Book of Hours
Germany, possibly Bamberg, 1204-1219
MS M.739 fol. 143v

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Christ, cross-nimbed, sits on cushioned bench, raises right hand in blessing, and upholds book in draped left hand.
Figure within decorated initial D with its ascender formed by nude male figure grasping the initial body. Beginning of Prayer to the Holy Spirit.

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