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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 174v

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Margin, left: Christ: Miracle of healing Demoniac, Dumb -- Demoniac man, kneeling with hands raised, from head issuing horned devil before Christ, cross-nimbed, with right hand raised in blessing, accompanied by five men, wearing hats or caps (most with only heads visible). Scene in grassy landscape. Illustration for Seventh Lesson in Third Nocturn of Matins for the Third Sunday in Quadragesima, Luke 11:14-28. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by half figures of men, raising right forefingers, amid foliage (upper and lower left); and head of man, wearing cap, emerging from foliage (left).

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