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Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1445
M.287 fol. 13r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- John, nimbed, wearing ermined lined cloak, raising right hand, holds with left hand, chalice from which emerge four serpents. Evangelist symbol (eagle), nimbed, stands looking up at him.
Scene in landscape; ships sailing in background. Across water, cities on hills, figures walking, one horseman; birds in sky.
Miniature and text surrounded by gold frame on three sides, partially decorated with floreate ornament. Margins decorated with border of rinceaux, foliate and floreate ornament, and inhabited by peacock.

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