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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1475
MS S.5 fol. 14r

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Evangelist John, nimbed, with right hand raised in blessing and holding goblet in left hand, stands in room with arched leaded glass windows, tile floor, and landscape visible through arched openings.
Initial I enclosing helmeted knight, holding lance and shield, seated astride horse.
Margins with foliate ornament, inhabited by fantastic animal.

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