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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 149v

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Initial D enclosing head of man, wearing hat, at beginning of twelfth lesson of Matins, Septuagesima Sunday. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by bust of man amid foliage, wearing hat, flanked above and below by angel, playing trumpet, and another angel, gesturing (left); head of man as terminal of foliage and bust of man amid foliage (left and lower).

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