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Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1490
MS S.7 fol. 45r

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Evangelist Luke, nimbed, hooded, sits on chair with pen in right hand and scroll in his lap. Beside him is winged ox. Scene in room with leaded-glass window.
In margins:
Scene, Burlesque: Jousting -- Two nude figures, possibly putti, holding lances, are seated on other nude figures, on all fours on ground. One of the riders is rolling or falling backward. Flanking them are groups of nude figures, with banners. Landscape in distance. Two medallions enclosing suns at top.

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