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Book of Hours
France, Paris, early 16th century
MS M.1114 fol. 9v

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Evangelist Matthew, nimbed, holding pen with right hand is seated with open book on his lap. He looks, and extends left hand, toward angel holding with both hands, open book face out.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including viola, grapes, and daisy and inhabited by butterfly.

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