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Gospel Book
Austria, Salzburg, second quarter 11th century
MS M.781 fol. 91v

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Evangelist: Mark, pearled nimbus, sits on bench with footstool, with left hand holding book on left leg, and with right hand dipping stylus in one of two inkwells on stand; above, winged symbol, pearled nimbus, as half figure, holds book, in gable of architectural setting decorated with animal heads.
Beginning of Gospel of Mark.

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