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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 293r

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Miniature, column: Micah, wearing hat, with draped left hand holding open book over which is unfurling scroll inscribed AUDITE QUE D(OMI)N(U)S LOQUIT(UR). Scene in hilly landscape with tree and city buildings in background. Illustration for First Nocturn and First Lesson of Matins on Sunday in the Fifth Week of November. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figures of two prophets, wearing draped headgear or hat, emerging from clouds, holding scrolls inscribed QUID DIGNU(S) and CURUE(M) GENU (right).

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