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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1480
MS M.136 fol. 17r

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Evangelist Luke, nimbed, sits beneath canopy with right foot on footstool and with pen held in right hand writes on scroll held in his lap. Beside him on tile floor lays winged ox (Evangelist Symbol). Miniature framed by column and arch.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament, inhabited by fool, wearing three-pointed hood and holding bauble with human head in right hand; and by woman, wearing hennin.

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