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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 17v

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Next to initial I, Evangelist John, rays as nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, holding, with partially draped hand, chalice from which serpents emerge, stands in landscape flanked by rocky outcrop and tree, against background of gold scroll on red.
Margins decorated with floreate rinceaux.
Beginning of Introit for feast of Evangelist John, 12.27.

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