MS G.55 fol. 19r

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Hours of Pierre de Bosredont

France, Langres
ca. 1465
157 x 113 mm

Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984

MS G.55 fol. 19r

Evangelist, John: Scene, Devil Stealing Inkpot On the shore of Patmos, the devil spills (?) ink from an inkpot hung around the neck of an eagle. Evangelist John, holding a quill in his right hand, is seated at right with an open book his on lap. The Virgin Mary, with joined(?) hands, appears in a mandorla above the city in the background.
The argins are decorated with foliate and floreate ornament, including thistles and strawberries. In the lower margin, a monogram of the initials A and P are linked by a love knot. Text, Gospel Sequence.