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Gospel Book
France, Saint-Omer, early 11th century
MS M.333 fol. 84v

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Evangelist John, pearled nimbus, tonsured, sits on cushioned bench, with feet on footstool. He holds tablet in right hand, and writes on tablet with quill in right hand. He turns head right toward Hand of God emerging from behind curtain. Figure between two curtains, each draped around inner border of frame. Background inscription, INITIVM S(AN)C(T)I EVANGELII S(E)C(VN)D(VM) IOHANNEM

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