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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 131r

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Margin, right: Christ: Miracle of Cana (?) -- Christ, cross-nimbed, raising right hand in blessing toward nimbed Apostle, possible Evangelist John, with right hand to shoulder of Virgin Mary, nimbed. In foreground, two vessels; all on grassy mound. Initials O and T, enclosing heads of men, wearing hats. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by half figures of three angels, one gesturing, all emerging from clouds, the others playing trumpet or lute (right); and two possibly tonsured clerics (upper and lower right); bearded man amid foliage (lower).

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