Here the infant Christ holds the egg, foreshadowing later events.
In this depiction, which accompanies the O Intemerata prayer, the Virgin holds a red, gilded egg while a heavenly choir and angel musicians surround her. In this jubilant scene, the angels conveniently (at least for the viewer) hold the music notation upside down so as to make it legible. The text reads Gloria ,
Peacock and drollery in marginal illuminations.
Hours of the Passion (Enlargement)