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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 404v

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Miniature, column, left: Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Accompanied by five female saints, nimbed, kneeling, the foremost two with joined hands raised, Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneeling, with joined hands raised, head inclined beneath crown lowered in right hand of Christ, cross-nimbed, seated, with left hand on cross-surmounted globe in lap. In foreground right, two nimbed male saints (one with only head visible), kneeling and with joined hands raised. Scene in room with four windows and tiled floor. Miniature at beginning of Chapter for Vigil of Feast of All Saints (10.31). Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by two prophets, wearing hats, emerging from clouds, holding scrolls inscribed HINC NA(M)Q(UE) MISSIS AUTE(M) (left).

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