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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS H.5 fol. 9r

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Upper register:
Evangelist, Luke: painting Virgin Mary -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, holding open book with pseudo-inscription in her lap, sits beneath canopy facing Evangelist Luke, nimbed, wearing skull cap, seated in chair beneath canopy, before easel with painting of Virgin Mary (head only). Luke holds palette in left hand and paint brush in right hand. Beneath the easel is his symbol (ox). Scene in room.
Lower register:
Evangelist, Luke: preaching -- Evangelist Luke, nimbed, wearing skull cap, extends right hand toward crowd of men and women, including some wearing hats, one woman with arms crossed, and one woman with hands clasped. Wall with portal open onto lanscape setting in background.
Miniatures within architectural frame with statues of male figures.

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