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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 321r

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Christ: meeting Zaccheus -- Zaccheus, wearing hat, sits in tree flanked by group of men, many wearing hats, and Christ, nimbed, with right hand extended and with left hand holding book, accompanied by group of five nimbed apostles (most with only nimbi visible). In foreground, another man, wearing hat, departs to left. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by dog, wearing miter and vestments (upper); and hybrid man, with body of bear, wearing hat, collar and mantle (lower). Text is continuation of Lessons readings from Luke before Lauds.

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