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Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460
MS M.194 fol. 139r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- Evangelist John, nimbed, seated on island, writes with pen in open book. In background is landscape with city in distance.
Margins decorated with border of floral and foliate ornament, inhabited by duck with wings spread. In right margin, Evangelist symbol of eagle, wings spread, holds inkpot in its beak.

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