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France or Belgium, 1425-1435
MS M.850 fol. 6r

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Evangelist John, rays as nimbus, stands, raising right hand toward cup or chalice held with draped left hand. Dragon or serpent emerges from the cup.
Background of gold vine scroll above dado in miniature. Miniature and text framed on three sides by rectilinear bars of gold decorated with red and blue sections of geometric or foliate ornament. Margins decorated with a border of vine scroll.

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