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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS H.5 fol. 10v

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Upper miniature:
Angel grasps drapery of canopy with left hand and, with right hand, extends ink pot toward Evangelist Matthew, wearing hat, seated in chair, beneath the canopy, writing in open book on desk. Books are on floor, under desk, and on shelves. Figures in room with window open onto landscape.
Lower miniature:
Christ: calling Matthew -- Evangelist Matthew, wearing hat, with hands extended, stands behind table, upon which are scales, coins, and money bag, and faces Christ, rays as nimbus, raising right forefinger. Scene in room with curtain, sculpture of half figure of man, and window open onto landscape setting.
Miniatures within architectural frame with statues of male figures standing on columns and half-figures of angels, with joined hands raised, in upper corners.

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