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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 33v

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Evangelist Matthew, nimbed, with knife in left hand and pen in right hand, writes on scroll with pseudo-inscription hanging over desk attached to bench where Matthew sits.
Figure against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted next to text relating to Matthew’s writings during the reign of Gaius as emperor.

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