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Vita Christi
Italy, Lombardy, between 1500 and 1550
MS M.508 fol. 11r

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Christ: Miracle of raising Widow’s Son -- On bier, widow’s son, extends both hands, his left to left hand of Christ, nimbed, raising right hand in blessing. The son is flanked by man wearing hat and woman wearing wimpled veil, her hands clasped. Behind them are crowd of men, some wearing hats, and possibly women. Portal of building flanked by two brackets for torches is in background next to crenellated wall, behind which are buildings, one domed, of city. Text from Luke 7:11-18, Miracle of raising Widow’s Son, is on fol. 9v.

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