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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 15r

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Evangelist Mark, nimbed, wearing turban-like headdress, seated in tall chair at writing desk with parchment with pseudo-inscription and two other books, turns to look toward his raised right hand. Beside the desk lays winged lion (Evangelist Symbol). Scene in room with leaded-glass arched windows, cloth wall hanging, and tile floor.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Kingdom of Jerusalem (argent a cross potent between four crosslets or), surmounted by a crown.

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