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France, Paris, ca. 1470-1480
M.239 fol. 13r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- In right margin, Evangelist John, nimbed, is seated, writing with right hand in open book held on lap by left hand. Evangelist symbol (eagle) is at left holding pen case and inkpot in beak. Rays descend from above. Scene in landscape on island, with stream in background and city on hill in distance
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament. In lower margin, heraldry, or a lion rampant gules, on a rounded canton azure a mullet or.

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