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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 107v

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Margin, left: Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- Evangelist John, nimbed, seated, with open book with pseudo-inscriptions on lap, with left hand holding quill and with right hand holding knife, behind him bust of winged devil grasps inkpot and pencase (Evangelist, John: Scene, Devil stealing Inkpot). Scene in landscape with ships on water in background. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including daisies, columbines, and strawberries, inhabited by monkeys (upper and lower) and bear (left).

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