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France, Lorraine, 1490-1495
MS M.1039 fol. 16v

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In initial C, Evangelist Matthew, nimbed, seated on bench at desk on which is book written in by right hand of Matthew and held by his left hand. Evangelist symbol (angel), nimbed, stands at end of desk, looking on.
Margins decorated with border of of floreate ornament including cornflower and strawberry and inhabited by fantastic animal and hybrid man.

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