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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 333r

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Miniature, column, right: Apostle, Paul: Conversion -- Apostle Paul, wearing scabbard tied to belt, with right hand holding sword and with left hand raised and issuing scroll inscribed DOMINE QUID ME UIS FACERE, is mounted on bridled and saddled horse, falling to ground. The Paul is looking up in sky toward half figure of Christ, cross-nimbed, with right hand raised in blessing and with left hand holding tripartite globe, emerging in rays. Dog in foreground in grassy landscape and city buildings in background. Miniature at beginning of First Chapter in First Vespers on the Feast of Conversion of Apostle Paul (01.25). Initial N enclosing Apostle Paul, nimbus as rays, with draped right hand holding sword in scabbard and with left hand holding book; against filigree background. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberry, inhabited by lion as bishop, wearing miter with infulae and collar, with tongue protruding (right).

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