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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 269v

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Miniature, column: Solomon: Scene, expounding Proverbs -- Group of five men, wearing hats or headgear, two with garment or hat trimmed in ermine, some gesturing, all before Solomon, crowned, gesturing, seated on throne decorated with foliage. Scene in room with tiled floor and windows in background. Reading from Parables of Solomon in Post-Pentecost season. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberry, inhabited by half figures of two prophets, wearing draped headgear, emerging from cloudy arcs, holding scrolls inscribed AUDI FILI MI and FILI SI TE LACTAUE (left).

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