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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Brittany, ca. 1425
MS M.865 fol. 16v

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Evangelist Matthew, nimbed, wearing hat, is seated on throne, behind desk or easel leaning on pegs in arms of the throne, and attached with cord to back of the throne. Stylus case and furling scroll hang over top edge of desk. The scroll has partially legible inscription [...] MARIA [...]
Miniature and text framed on three sides by rectilinear bars of gold decorated with vine scroll. Margins decorated with border of vine scroll.

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