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Belgium, Cambrai, 1490-1500
MS M.116 fol. 14r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- John, nimbed, seated, looking up toward golden cloud emitting rays, with right hand, dips pen into ink bottle held in beak of evangelist symbol (eagle), and rests left hand on scroll on his lap. Island with trees is surrounded with choppy water; in background are hills and bodies of water.
Margins decorated with border of trompe l'oeil acanthus leaves.

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