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Each of the four evangelists – writers of the New Testament gospels in the Bible – had their own symbol to identify them in Christian art: Matthew, angel; Mark, lion; Luke, bull;  John, eagle.

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

Evangelist symbols

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The Evangelists with their symbols, depicted on the font in the Cathedral nave (from left): Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

Wall painting, Christ with the evangelists, Eastbridge Hospital (q.v.) 

Corona south window - four Evangelists surround Christ

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