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France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1475
MS S.5 fol. 18r

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Evangelist Matthew, nimbed, sits at writing desk with open book, holding pen in right hand to scroll held in his lap. Before him kneels angel (Evangelist Symbol), holding inkpots in each hand. Scene in room with tiled floor and arcade, with distant buildings visible in landscape beyond the arcade.
Margins with foliate ornament, inhabited by fantastic animal with human head.

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