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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 310r

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Miniature, vignette, right margin: Christ: Miracle of healing Dropsical Man -- Dropsical man, with right hand propped under head, reclining on bier before Christ, cross-nimbed, with right hand raised in blessing, two men, wearing hoods, looking on. Scene in hilly landscape with trees and city buildings in distance. Miniature for text read after Twelfth Lesson on the Seventeenth Sunday after Feast of Trinity. Initial D enclosing head of man, wearing hat, at Eleventh Lesson beginning "Decipula vero a decipiendo vocata est et tunc ab antiquo ..." Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by busts of two men amid foliage (lower).

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