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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 176r

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Initial C and initials P enclosing heads of men, wearing hats. Initial S enclosing bust of man, possibly Joshua, raising right forefinger. Decorated initial for Lesson in Third Week in Quadragesima, Joshua 04:01. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by bust of man amid foliage, flanked above and below by woman, with left hand holding string of beads, possibly rosary, hung with object, possibly lamp, another also held in left hand of man, flanking below

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