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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 150r

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Initial T 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 woman amid foliage, flanked above and below by man, wearing hood, gesturing, and man, with right hand holding string of beads, possibly rosary, seated on bench (right); bust of woman amid foliage (lower).

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