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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1510
M.646 fol. 11v

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Evangelist Mark, rays as nimbus, sits in chair and holds pen in right hand, with which he writes in open book. Beside him is his symbol (lion), Behind him is lectern, upon whcih is open book. Figure is in vaulted room decorated with curtain. On columns, at either side of miniature are sculptures of nude figures, holding garland.
Evangelist, Mark: Martyrdom -- In lower margin in man, weaeiung hat, astride horse, attached to bridle of which are ropes, pulling Mark, rays as nimbus, tonsured, hands bound, reclining on ground.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, including daisies, roses, and strawberries.

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