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France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1475
MS S.5 fol. 20r

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Evangelist Mark, nimbed, seated at writing desk, writes with pen held in right hand. Lion lays on tile floor beside him. Scene in room with arched leaded glass window.
Initial I enclosing nude man and woman, each crouching with arms around their legs.
Margins with gemstone ornament, including pearls.

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