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France, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 13r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- Evangelist symbol (eagle) holding stylus case in beak, its wings extended, stands before John, nimbed, seated, writing with quill held in right hand on scroll extended across lap and held by left hand.
Scene on island in landscape with trees, rocky outcrop, and castle on hill in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by birds.

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