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The Ascension
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Unknown
Ottonian, Mainz or Fulda, about 1025 - 1050
Tempera colors and gold leaf on parchment

MS. LUDWIG V 2, FOL. 20

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According to the Bible, Jesus ascended into heaven forty days after his Resurrection. Here he rises above the clouds as if climbing on invisible stairs, surrounded by four angels who appear from behind shell-like clouds. Below, Christ's disciples flank the Virgin Mary as they look up in wonder.