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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 354v

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Miniature, vignette, left: Nereus and Achilleus of Terracina, as soldiers, wearing breastplates and epaulettes, the Achilleus with right hand holding sword, in hilly landscape with city buildings in background. Miniature at beginning of Collect for Nereus and Achilleus of Terracina (05.12). Initials P and D enclosing heads of figures at beginning of Collects. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberry.

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