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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 5r

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Christ and Four Beasts -- Christ, cross-nimbed, white-haired, raises His right hand and holds a tripartite globe in His left hand, seated on a bench within quatrefoil mandorla edged with trilobed arches. He is surrounded by four winged, nimbed symbols holding scrolls inscribed with names of the four Evangelists, S. MATEUS, S. MARCUS, S. LUCAS, S. IOHANNES.
Scene within rectangular frame decorated with cusps of foliate terminals, and six heraldic shields, including Moreuil (three), in medallions; patterned backgrounds.

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