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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 207r

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Column, left: Christ: appearing at Tiberias -- Christ, cross-nimbed, raising right hand in blessing and with left hand holding cross-surmounted globe, stands on shore; Apostle Peter, nimbed, walking in water with hands extended toward the Christ and three apostles, in boat with sail and net over side. Scene on grassy shore with at least five ships with sails on water. Illustration for First Lesson in Matins on Wednesday of Easter Week. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberries, inhabited by half figures of two prophets, wearing hats, emerging from clouds, both holding scrolls inscribed MITTITE I(N) DEX(TERAM) and possibly QUID DUBIT(UR) (left).

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