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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 249r

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Evangelist John, nimbed, touches with right hand serpent in chalice held in his left hand.
He stands in front of patterned hanging within courtyard enclosed by wall. Beyond wall is landscape with buildings.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial S decorated with foliate ornament begins Suffrage to Apostle Paul.

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