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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS H.5 fol. 12v

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Upper miniature:
Evangelist Mark, nimbed, wearing hat, seated beneath canopy, writes on parchment on desk, on the other side of which, his symbol (lion) sits on tile floor. Figures in room with portal open onto landscape setting, with builidngs of city.
Lower miniature:
Evangelist, Mark: Miracle of healing Anianus -- Anianus, wearing hat, sits on bench with hands clasped, facing Evangelist Mark, nimbed, wearing hat, extending left hand and indicating Anianus's leg with right hand. Behind, man, wearing hat, prepares leather (?) with crescent-shaped knife (lunellum), in front of shoes, hanging from beams. Bowl with awl on ground in background. Scene amid buildings.
Miniatures within architectural frame with statues of male figures within niches in columns.

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