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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 50v

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Apostle Paul, nimbed, is seated on bench, raising right hand to pages on lectern. He holds book on lap with left hand. Sword leans against the lectern at left. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including columbine, campanula, thistle, daisy, and strawberry, and inhabited by bird and hybrid bird. Text is first lesson in first nocturn in Matins for Sunday in third week after Epiphany.

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