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Prayer book
Italy, Milan, ca. 1430
MS M.944 fol. 26v

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Christ: Resurrection -- Christ, crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, holding cross inscribed bannered staff with left hand, showing wounds in hands and side, stands on top of tomb, its opening sealed with stone. He is flanked by two trees. Three soldiers sleep before the tomb; head of another soldier is visible behind, spears leaning against the tomb.
Background of miniature and margins decorated with cornflowers. In upper margin, scene title RESURRECTIO IH(ES)U XPI. GL(OR)IOSA.
Beginning of prayer feast of Easter.

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