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Gospel Book
Germany, Saxony, ca. 1210-1220
MS M.565 fol. 38r

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Evangelist Mark, nimbed, seated on bench, with knife in left hand, writes with pen in his right hand inscription INICIUM from Mark 1:1 on open book in his lap.
He sits beside initial I decorated with fantastic animals and foliate ornament.
Beginning of Mark.

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