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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 301v

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Miniature, vignette, left margin: Christ: Parable, Unjust Steward -- Rich man, gesturing, wearing hat, with left hand extended toward steward, wearing hood, gesturing. Scene in landscape with trees and buildings in distance. Miniature for text read after Twelfth Lesson on Ninth Sunday after Feast of Trinity (from Luke 16:01). Initial I enclosing winged Evangelist Symbol of Luke (ox), with front hooves holding blank scroll, against gold background at beginning of Ninth Lesson of Luke on Tenth Sunday after Feast of Trinity. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figures of two men, one holding book, the other holding blank scroll, both emerging from clouds (left).

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