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France, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 15v

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Evangelist Luke, nimbed, wearing hat, is seated below canopy at desk on which is parchment. He is holdng knife in left hand and writing with stylus in right hand. Evangelist symbol (ox), winged, stands before desk. In background, shelf on wall holds three books. All below two trefoil arches with wheel design in spandrel.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament, inhabited by birds, including dove.

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