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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 12r

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Within room with view of landscape through colonnade, lion, lying on ground, glances toward Evangelist Mark, nimbed, seated on bench, writing in open book with pen in right hand and inkpot in left hand.
Below miniature, historiated border frames text.
Christ: appearing to Apostles -- Within room, eight apostles are standing, kneeling or seated before Christ, rayed cross as nimbus.
Flowering plant and strawberry plant within decorated initial I.

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