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Book of Hours
Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 80v

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Evangelist Luke, sits on chair before patterned hanging and beside window, below which is shelf with open book. He holds open book in both hands and glances toward inkpot on floor beside winged ox.
Room furnished with shelf, with books, attached to wall, plaque with inscription hung on wall, and chandelier, suspended from ceiling.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial I decorated with foliate ornament begins Gospel Sequence of Luke.

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