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France, probably Besançon, ca. 1430
MS M.293 fol. 5r

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Evangelist Matthew, nimbed, wearing hood, looking up toward scraper or pen in raised left hand, is seated on draped throne behind desk, writing with right hand on scroll inscribed (...) MATHE(UM). Evangelist symbol (angel), nimbed, stands at right holding book under left arm.
Interior scene with wooden ceiling supported by slender columns.
Margins decorated with border of foliate rinceaux, and foliate and floreate ornament.

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