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Gospel Book
Austria, Salzburg, second quarter 11th century
MS M.781 fol. 36v

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Evangelist Matthew, pearled nimbus, sits on cushioned bench with footstool, holds stylus in right hand, places left hand on open book on stand, and looks up toward nimbed winged symbol, as half figure, holding book, in gable of architectural setting decorated with animal heads.
Beginning of Gospel of Matthew.

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