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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol. 111v

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Evangelist, John: on Patmos -- Rays of light emanating from arc of heaven fall upon Evangelist John, nimbed, seated on Patmos. He writes on folio with pen held in right hand. He holds inkpot in left hand. Beside him, eagle, nimbed, spreads wings.
Landscape surrounding Patmos continues in border, enclosing scene. In lower border, two men in boat transport column.

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