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Image title: Evangelist with lion
Source: Tory, Geoffroy: “Book of Hours, Rosenwald MS. 10” (1533)
Keywords: colour, people, art, animals, windows, writing, pictures of books, religion, scholars, christmas
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A bearded man, perhaps in his thirties or forties, sits holding a book in his lap; to his left is a writing stand with an open manuscript; he holds a quill pen to his eye. There is a lion behind him, indicating that this is Mark, the supposed author of Mark’s Gospel. Mark the Apostle, of course, would have presumably been a Palestinian, just like Jesus.

This is a miniature from an illuminated Book of Hours.

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