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Lindisfarne Gospels - St Mark f. 93v

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The second evangelist, St Mark, is accompanied by his traditional symbol, a lion. Like St Matthew, he is shown in clothing apparently copied from a late classical model. The lion is a great deal more lifelike than most early medieval animal figures. The appropriately tawny golden colour of its coat also suggests some direct information about the real beast.

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