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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Brittany, ca. 1425
MS M.865 fol. 14v

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Evangelist Luke, nimbed, looking toward quill held with right hand, is seated with crossed legs before lectern. His left hand is behind lectern on which is scroll with partially legible inscription, [...] HIC. Books are on base of lectern. Evangelist symbol (ox), nimbed, reclines in background, looking toward Luke.
Scene in landscape with rocky outcrops and trees; diapered background.
Miniature and text framed on three sides by rectilinear bars of gold decorated with vine scroll. Margins decorated with border of vine scroll.

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