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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 152r

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Initial D enclosing head of man, wearing hat. Moses: in Bulrushes -- Initial E decorated with Daughter of Pharoah, crowned, kneeling on shore, extending both hands to locked box in water at beginning of First Lesson in Matins for Sexagesima Sunday, Exodus 02:01. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by half figure of angel, emerging from cloud, playing trumpet (upper); bust of man amid foliage, flanked above and below by angels, one partly kneeling, playing portative organ, the other gesturing (right); busts of men, wearing caps or hats, amid foliage (upper and lower right).

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