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Hamilton lectionary
Constantinople, end of 11th century
MS M.639 fol. 125r

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1) Evangelist Luke, nimbed, name inscribed, writing on tablet in left hand, seated on cushioned bench, feet on footstool, beside lectern on which are scroll, inkstand, compass, and objects; books on shelves of lectern; buildings and foliage in background.
Miniature within frame decorated with foliate and geometric ornament, flanked by two trees.
2) John Baptist, nimbed, name inscribed, roll in left hand, forming initial Tau.
Illustration for the reading of Luke 3:12-22 for the Monday of the First Luke week.

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