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Book of Hours
France, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 17v

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Evangelist symbol (angel) holding open book with both hands, stands before Matthew, nimbed and wearing turban type of headgear, reaching with right hand toward the book, holding scroll on lap, seated on canopied throne with right foot on small footstool.
Scene in room with windows and wooden ceiling. All below four trefoil arches decorated with architectural ornament.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by birds.

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