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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1480
MS M.136 fol. 15r

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Evangelist Matthew, nimbed, sits beneath canopy with scroll in his lap and with right hand takes inkpot (?) from angel (Evangelist Symbol), kneeling on knee beside lectern with two open books with pseudo-inscription. Scene in room with brocade cloth and three arched leaded-glass windows. Miniature framed by columns and architectural pendant.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament, inhabited by man, wearing hat and hose with holes in the knees, holding staff in right hand and balancing rod from which hang two buckets on left shoulder; and man, wearing hat, drinking wine (?) from glass raised in right hand.

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