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Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.316 fol. 25r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- Evangelist John, nimbed, seated on Patmos, writes with quill on scroll draped across knee. He is flanked by winged devil holding inkpot and pouring out ink and by his symbol, eagle.
Scene in landscape setting with sea and castle in background.
Floreate border frames text.

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