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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1480
MS M.136 fol. 19r

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Evangelist Mark, nimbed, wearing hat, sits beneath canopy with left hand on open book, with pseudo-inscription, on circular writing desk, and with right hand writing on scroll held in his lap. Beside the desk winged lion (Evangelist Symbol)sits on top of book with two clasps.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament, inhabited by dog (?) wearing muzzle (?); and man, wearing helmet and armor, holding raised sword in right hand and sheild in left hand.

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