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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 221v

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Margin, left: Christ: Discourse to Apostles -- Christ, cross-nimbed, partly draped with mantle, with right hand raised in blessing toward foremost of group of five apostles, possibly Apostle Peter, tonsured, wearing purse tied to belt, all nimbed. Scene in hilly landscape with city buildings in background. Illustration of Second Sunday after Octave of Easter from John 16:16-17. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration.

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