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

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Initials C enclosing heads of men, wearing hats, at Fifth and Sixth Lessons of Matins for Sexagesima Sunday. Initial P enclosing head of man, wearing hat, at Eighth Lesson of Matins for Sexagesima Sunday. 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 (left); busts of men, wearing caps or hats, amid foliage (upper and lower left).

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