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Tours, France, ca. 1465-1468 ; Bourges, France, ca. 1470
MS M.834 fol. 13r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- Evangelist John, seated on island of Patmos, writes in open book on lap. Beside him, Evangelist symbol (eagle) holds inkpot from cord in beak.
At bottom of miniature, two winged putti hold up text block as well as scroll inscribed SI L'AVIENT AR.
Scene in landscape setting with trees, castles, and boat, all within gold frame.

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