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The Resurrection of the Dead

These two illuminations (on the far left and near right) are pages from a Book of Hours. They are decorated with stylized floral borders. In the Resurrection, Christ is shown at the Last Judgment bearing the wounds he suffered at the Crucifixion and pierced by swords while the dead are resurrected below. In the Burial, four priests sing a funeral dirge over a draped coffin. They hold the slanted top of a lectern on which rests a depiction of a choir book.

Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust ...
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14th century
Tempera and gold leaf on vellum
3.4 x 2.1in
Image and text: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 2023

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Permanent collection