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Bible fragment
Northern Germany, perhaps Magdeburg, ca. 1100
MS M.889. Fol. 184v

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Evangelist Luke, nimbed, sits on cushioned bench with feet on footstool, with right hand dipping pen into inkhorn and with left hand holding open book on lectern. Above in arc of heaven, winged ox, as Symbol, holds scroll in its forepaws.
Miniature within decorated border, at beginning of Gospel of Luke.

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