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France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.197 fol. 9v

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Miniature and margin, left:
Evangelist Matthew, nimbed, raising right hand, holding scroll on lap with left hand, looks up toward Evangelist symbol (angel), in left margin, nimbed, facing Matthew, holding book open toward Matthew.
Margin, lower:
Monkey, wild man, or man, fishing in stream.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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