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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1510
M.646 fol. 10v

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Evangelist Matthew, rays as nimbus, sits in clair at table and holds pen in right hand, with which he writes in open book with pseudo-inscription. Beside him, his symbol (angel), holds ink pot in righthand. Scene in room with curtains and open window.
Margins are decorated with floriate borders, including roses, violas, and strawberries, inhabited by two angels.

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