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Book of Hours
Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 82r

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Evangelist Matthew sits on bench at table before patterned hanging. He places left hand on open book on lectern and dips pen in inkpot held by angel.
Room furnished with shelf, with books, attached to wall.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial C decorated with foliate ornament begins Gospel Sequence of Matthew.

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