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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 18v

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vangelist, John: Conversion of Aristodemus, John drinking Poison Cup -- Aristodemus, crowned, seated on draped throne, looks, and extends left hand, toward Evangelist John, nimbed, raising right hand in blessing over cup from which emerge serpents. Three men, one wearing hood, are in background. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including viola and rose and inhabited by fantastic bird and hybrid man with body of quadruped. Text is invitatory for Matins on 12.27, feast of Evangelist John.

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