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Holy Women at Tomb

A miniature showing two or more Holy Women, typically Mary Magdalene and Marta, advance towards an empty Tomb that symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ and an Angel. The soldiers sent to guard the Tomb are often included.


St. Clair, A. 1979. ‘The Visit to the Tomb: Narrative and Liturgy on Three Early Christian Pyxides’, Gesta, 18/1 (1979), 127–135. Gnisci, J. 2015. ‘Picturing the Liturgy: Notes on the iconography of the Holy Women at the Tomb in fourteenth- and early fifteenth-century Ethiopian manuscript illumination’, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 78/3 (2015), 557–595.

There are 2 resources that contain the exact keyword: AT1017WomenAtTomb
id title type
BNFet32 Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF Éthiopien 32 mss
BLorient481 London, British Library, BL Orient 481 mss
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