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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 16r

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Evangelist Matthew, nimbed, seated on chair, writes with pen held in right hand on open book with ruled pages on desk. Beside the desk kneels angel (Evangelist Symbol), holding stylus case in both hands. Background with cloth hanging and diaper pattern. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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