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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.75 fol. 116v

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Evangelist John, nimbed, sits on bench beside drawn curtain, right hand raised in blessing before scroll (rotulus) placed over lectern. Eagle, nimbed, flies above him in cloud.
Scene against patterned background in barbed quatrefoil.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), three rabbits sit in landscape, one eating grass.
In margins, foliate extensions inhabited by birds and hybrid dragon.

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