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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 291r

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Miniature, column: Amos, wearing ermine-trimmed hat, with left hand holding book and with right hand holding scroll inscribed PERCUTE CARDINE(M) ET CO(M)MOUEANTU(R) SUP(ER)LIMINA(RIA) befroe group of at least four men, most wearing headgear (some with only heads visible), seated on floor. Scene in room with vaulted ceiling and tiled floor. Illustration for possibly First Nocturn and First Lesson of Matins on Saturday in the Third Week of November. Initial U enclosing prophet holding scroll inscribed AUARITIA E(N)I(M) IN CA(PITE). Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figures of two prophets, wearing draped headgear, emerging from cloudy arcs, holding scrolls inscribed NON ERIT FUGA and SI ASCENDERIT (right).

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