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Book of Hours
Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1445
M.287 fol. 17r

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Evangelist Matthew, nimbed, wearing hood, is seated below canopy on bench with footrest, his right hand resting on open book on lectern. Evangelist symbol (angel), nimbed, holding open book with both hands, kneels before him.
Figures in interior with leaded windows, below arch supported by two columns.
Miniature and text surrounded by gold frame on three sides. Margins decorated with border of rinceaux, foliate and floreate ornament.

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