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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.130 fol. 16v

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Evangelist Matthew, nimbed, seated on canopied throne, holds open book in lap with right hand and places left hand on open book with pseudo-inscription on desk. In cubbyhole in base of desk are additional books. To left hovers angel (Evangelist Symbol), holding open book with pseudo-inscription in both hands.
Margins with foliate ornament inhabited by bird and monkey, holding club, seated backwards astride fantastic animal with beak.

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