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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.175 fol. 15r

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Evangelist Matthew, nimbed, holds stylus in right hand resting on scroll with pseudo-inscription on his lap. He looks toward, and holds with left hand, open book held by Evangelist symbol (angel) at right.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament and inhabited by half figure of man, wearing hat, with joined hands emerging from flower, and by fantastic animal.

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