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Italy, 1482
MS M.893 fol. 97r

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Jerome, wearing hat and vestments of cardinal, is seated on wooden chair with attached desk, writing with right hand on scroll, and raising left hand. On bench at right is lion. Figure is in walled room with windowed niches containing books. Above, in blue sky with clouds, rayed hand of God emerges from arc of Heaven.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament. Within border, medallions enclosing foliate ornament, head of animal, either boar or fantastic, and man.

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