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France, Rouen, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.170 fol. 7r

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Evangelist, John: Scene,on Patmos -- Evangelist John, nimbed, holding pen in raised right hand, and open book with left hand on lap, is seated amid bushes on island with rocky outcrop. At left, Evangelist Symbol (eagle) holds pen case in beak. Rays descend from sky.
In background, boats, and city on shore; hills in distance.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry and inhabited by snail and two birds.

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