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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 27r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- Evangelist John, nimbed, bearded, sits on rocky outcrop, writing with right hand in book held on lap with left hand. Evangelist symbol (eagle) is next to him.
Scene in landscape with water in background.
Miniature within architectural frame, flanked by three or four columns. Two putti flank ornament scrolls and plaque inscribed IN PRINCIPIO ERAT VERBVM.

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