Gospel Lectionary

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Item No: mcai420251
Additional Title: Gospel Lectionary
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 42:25
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: The Three Maries at the Tomb
Notes: This image from a Gospel lectionary depicts the three Maries who traveled to Christ's tomb in order to anoint his body but, upon their arrival, found the tomb empty. An angel, who sits on the lid of the sepulcher, informs them of the Resurrection. The snail in the lower right-hand corner of the miniature signifies Christ's Resurrection and relates to the empty tomb above because a snail only inhabits its shell temporally, just as Christ was only in his tomb for a short time.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1667522
Country: Country:Flanders
City/Town/Township:Tournai ?

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1510
Image Dimensions Width: 153 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 42:24-25

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