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Brittany, France, ca. 1440-1450 ; Paris, France, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.117 fol. 17r

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Evangelist Matthew, nimbed, wearing cap, sits at writing desk beneath canopy and extends left hand to open book with pseudo-inscription held in both hands by winged youth (Evangelist Symbol). In background in marble-paneled wall. Miniature framed by columns.
Margins with foliate ornament.

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