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Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460
MS M.194 fol. 14r

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Evangelist John, fluted nimbus, sits on bench, holding pen in right hand and stylus in raised left hand, before desk and symbol, eagle, perches on cushioned bench. Scene in room with vaulted ceiling and windows; tapestry hung behind the Evangelist.
Margins decorated with floral and foliate ornament; in right margin, Winged, nude female figure, with pointed ears, seated on foliage.

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