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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 357v

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Miniature, vignette, left: John Baptist: Birth -- Initial S enclosing Elizabeth, nimbed, veiled with wimple, seated on bed of the canopy type, against pillows and under covers, with both hands supporting swaddled infant John Baptist. To left of the bed Zacharias, with left hand Scene in bedroom with tiled floor. Miniature for text read after Twelfth Lesson in Feast of Nativity of John Baptist (06.25) (from Luke 01:57). Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by half figure of angel, emerging from cloud, holding scroll inscribed UIDE (left).

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