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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1470
MS M.28 fol. 14v

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Evangelist Luke, nimbed, holding pen and knife, sits on faldstool before desk with open book with pseudo inscription. Before the desk lays winged ox, nimbed. Rays enter through doorway toward Luke. Scene in room with wooden ceiling, arched window with tracery, patterned curtain, carved figures, and tiled floor.
Amid foliate ornament in margins are human-lion hybrid wearing pointed hood, holding string (?) between his paws; man, wearing hat, holding scroll with pseudo inscription; hybrid man with human-faced shield; angel, nimbed, embracing foliage; and merman.

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