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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 297v

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Miniature, vignette, left margin: Christ: Miracle of Draught of Fishes by Gennesaret -- Christ, cross-nimbed, with right hand raised, beside two nimbed apostles in ship with sail, rigging and ladder, the leftmost apostle leaning over side of boat to grasp net. Miniature for text read after Twelfth Lesson on Fifth Sunday after Feast of Trinity (from Luke 05:01). Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by three possibly helmeted soldiers emerging from foliate buds (left); and half figures of two men amid foliage (lower).

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