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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 327r

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Miniature, vignette, right: Christ: Ordination of Apostles -- Christ, cross-nimbed, with scroll issuing from nimbus inscribed IN UIAM GENTIUM NE ABIERITIS based on Matthew 10:05, gesturing, before three nimbed apostles, one wearing veiled headgear, the foremost, likely tonsured Apostle Peter, with right hand raised and with left hand gathering garment. Scene in hilly landscape with trees with possibly church building in distance. Miniature for text read after Twelfth Lesson on the Feast of Apostle Thomas (12.21) from Matthew 10:05. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberry.

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