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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.390 fol. 17v

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Evangelist Mark, nimbed, wearing hat, sits at desk with scroll with pseudo-inscription and turns to look over right shoulder at pen held in raised right hand. Beside him lays lion (Evangelist Symbol), nimbed. Scene in room with window, shelf, and draped cabinet visible through arched stone doorway.
Margins with scattered flower border, inhabited by birds and insects, including butterfly, peacock, viola, and rose.

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