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Men and women, young and old, people of various hair and skin colors gather at Jerusalem’s gates in anticipation of Jesus’s arrival on a donkey. The architecture itself, with its patterned dome, pitched roofs, and colorful crenellation, contributes to the celebratory atmosphere. For the artist who illustrated this grand liturgical book for his community of Syriac Christian monks, it was a point of pride that the population of Jerusalem was so diverse.
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