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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 290r

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Miniature, column: Hosea, wearing turban-like hat, gesturing, over right wrist is scroll inscribed CONU(ER)TE ISR(AE)L AD D(O)M(INU)M TUUM. Scene in landscape with trees and city buildings in background. Illustration for First Nocturn and First Lesson of Matins on Thursday in the Third Week of November. 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 AUDITE U(ER)B(U)M and P(RO)PTER HOC LUGE(BIT) (right).

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