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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1470
MS M.73 fol. 11v

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Evangelist Mark, wearing hat, is seated on chair (?) before cloth of honor, looking toward open book on lectern before him. With right hand, he writes in open book held on right knee by left hand. Evangelist symbol, lion reclines at feet of Mark. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including campanula, thistle and daisy, and inhabited by bird pecking thistle.

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