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Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1490
MS S.7 fol. 43r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- John, nimbed, holding pen in right hand, sits on ground with scroll on his lap. Beside him is stylus case. Figure in landscape with trees, sea, and distant hills.
In margins:
Scene, Sports and Games: Hunting -- Man, wearing hat, with purse at waist, holding spear in right hand, with left hand gestures to three men, wearing hats, all attacking with spears boar partially hidden in shrubbery. In background is rabbit, with only hindquarters showing; shrubbery, in which rabbit and stag are partially hidden; fox; and three more rabbits, including one sitting, one with only hindquarters showing, and the third leaping.

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