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France, probably Besançon, ca. 1430
MS M.293 fol. 3r

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Evangelist Luke, nimbed, is seated on throne, writing with right hand in open book held on his lap by his left hand. Evangelist symbol (ox), nimbed and winged, reclines at right before cloth of honor, front legs resting on book.
Figures in vaulted interior supported by slender columns.
Margins decorated with border of foliate rinceaux, and foliate and floreate ornament.

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