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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1470
MS M.73 fol. 10r

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Evangelist Matthew, wearing cap, writing with right hand in open book on lap, is seated on bench (?) before cloth of honor. Evangelist symbol (angel) holding pen case with both hands kneels before him. Behind them is circular book shelf with two books, one open. Figures in room with decorated wall and wooden ceiling. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including dianthus and viola, and inhabited by duck.

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