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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.175 fol. 13r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- Evangelist John, nimbed is seated holding on his lap scroll inscribed IOHAN[N]ES E[UANGELIU]M. Next to him is Evangelist symbol (eagle), holding stylus case in beak, touching John with right claw.
Scene on island with water, rocky outcrops, mountains and trees in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament and inhabited by three hybrids, one looking toward John, two confronted, one wearing cap, one wearing hood.

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