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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol. 113v

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Evangelist Luke, nimbed, seated on recumbent, nimbed symbol (ox), writes with pen in right hand on open book on right knee, beside table on which are book, writing tool, and inkpot, in bedroom with canopied bed, beside open door with steps leading to room in back.
Evangelist, Luke: painting Virgin Mary -- In the back room with lamp, Evangelist Luke, nimbed, sits on chair beside chest and before easel, painting image of Virgin Mary, before Virgin Mary standing with hands joined amid rays of light.
Scene framed by border decorated with pearls and jewelled pendants, including cross decorated with four pearls and an emerald.

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