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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 192v

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Column, right: Christ: Entry into Jerusalem -- Christ, cross-nimbed, raising right hand in blessing, mounted on bridled ass, is accompanied by group of nimbed apostles (most only nimbi visible), entering gate of Jerusalem, spread with garments, by male youth and man, within the gate. Above, behind crenellated walls, two men raise branches. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figures of two prophets, wearing hats, emerging from cloudy arcs of Heaven, both holding scrolls inscribed DICITE FILIE SIO(N) and ECCE REX TUUS from Isaiah 62:11.

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