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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 142v

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Within initial O, Matthew, rays as nimbus, is seated on chair, at desk, pen in right hand, left hand holding scroll inscribed MATHEUS. End of the scroll is held by half-figure of evangelist symbol (angel), emerging from cloud; inkpot is on the desk.
Background of dado below blue wall decorated with gold scrollwork.
Beginning of Introit for feast of Evangelist Matthew, 09.21.
Within initial A, Maurice of Agaunum, rays as nimbus, wearing armor and ermine lined cape, holding sword with right hand, on right arm shield (gules a cross moline argent). Red background decorated with gold scrollwork.
Beginning of Collect for feast of Maurice of Agaunum, 09.22.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux, some emerging from ends of vertical bars.

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