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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 302v

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Miniature, vignette, left margin: Christ: weeping over Jerusalem -- Christ, cross-nimbed, raising both hands, accompanied by group of three nimbed apostles (two with only heads visible). Scene in hilly landscape with trees and city of Jerusalem in distance. Initial I enclosing winged Evangelist Symbol of Luke (ox), with front hooves holding blank scroll, against gold background at beginning of Ninth Lesson of Luke on Eleventh Sunday after Feast of Trinity. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figures of two angels, one playing viol, the other gesturing, both emerging from clouds (left).

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