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France, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 19v

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Evangelist symbol (lion) stands before Matthew, nimbed and wearing cap, writes with quill in right hand on scroll on lap held with left hand. He is seated on canopied throne with right foot on small footstool.
Scene in room with windows. All below two trefoil arches decorated with architectural ornament.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by birds.

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