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France, perhaps in Bourges, ca. 1460
M.430 fol. 13r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- Evangelist John, nimbed, sits on ground on Island of Patmos and writes on scroll with pseudo-inscription. Beside him is his symbol (eagle), with roll and ink jar beside him. In water in background is ship. Rays descend from sky.
Figure is surrounded by frame inscribed at bottom with SECUNDUM JOHANNEM

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