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Brittany, France, ca. 1440-1450 ; Paris, France, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.117 fol. 14r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- John, nimbed, kneels on ground and with pen held in right hand writes on sheet on his lap. Beside him is eagle (Evangelist Symbol), holding stylus case in its beak, all on small island. In background are two boats and distant city. Miniature framed by columns.
Margins with foliate ornament.

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