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Book of Hours
France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 29r

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At easel on which is book, Evangelist Luke, nimbed, wearing headgear, is seated on throne, holding the book with left hand and writing with pen or quill held in right hand. Winged evangelist symbol (ox) sits in background.
Scene in wood panelled room with wood ceiling.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including viola, cornflower and thistle, and inhabited by cat and fantastic animal with horn as hindquarters.

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