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Gospel Book
France, Saint-Omer, early 11th century
MS M.333 fol. 27v

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Evangelist Mark, pearled-nimbus, tonsured, sits on cushioned chair, with feet on footstool, and writes with right hand on tablet held in draped left hand. Figure between two curtains, each draped around inner border of frame decorated with acanthus foliage. Background inscription, INITIV(M) S(AN)C(T)I EV(ANGELII) S(E)C(VN)D(VM) MARCV(M).

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