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Gospel Book
France, Reims, ca. 860
MS M.728 fol. 141v

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Evangelist John, decorated nimbus, with both hands holding scroll with pseudo-inscriptions, sits on cushioned bench, with his feet on footstool.
To left are pen in inkstand, roll, scrinium and foliage.
In background is gabelled and draped architectural setting on which is nimbed Evangelist symbol holding roll.
Decorated border.

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