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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.175 fol. 16v

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Evangelist Mark, nimbed, wearing hat, is seated holding open book on lap and looking at another open book on lectern at right. Evangelist symbol (lion) is at left.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament and inhabited by half figure of man, wearing pointed hat or flower, with joined hands, emerging from pot and by winged fantastic animal.

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