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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 52r

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Apostle Paul, nimbed, writes with right hand on open book resting on right knee. He is seated on bench with right foot on block. Sword on floor next to the bench. Figure in room with decorated wall and tile floor. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy, grapevine, campanula and viola, and inhabited by bird and by satyr aiming arrow in bow. Text is first lesson in first nocturn for Matins on Sunday, 4th week of Epiphany season.

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