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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 186v

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Margin, left: Christ: answering boastful Jews (?) -- Christ, cross-nimbed, turns back toward group of men, possibly Jews, wearing hats. In background, two men, kneeling and gathering stones (Christ: stoned?). Scene in hilly and grassy landscape. Miniature for Seventh Lesson of Third Nocturn in Matins on Passion Sunday, John 08:46-59. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberries.

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