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France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 13r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- Evangelist John, nimbed, sits holding pen in right hand ans scroll with pseudo-inscription in his lap. He is flanked by eagle (Evangelist Symbol) and by winged devil. In background is sea with ships and city on distant shore. Rays emanate from above.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Bethune (argent a fess gules), surmounted by a crown.

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