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France, Rouen, ca. 1470
MS M.169 fol. 13r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- John, nimbed, holding open book with pseudo-inscription, sits and holds pen in right hand. On rocky outcropping behind him is perched eagle (Evangelist Symbol). Scene on small island with trees. In background is distant landscape with ships, fields, and mountains.
Margins with vinescroll, ivy-rinceaux, and floreate ornament.

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