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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 181v

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Initial F enclosing half figure of man, possibly Joshua, for Lesson in Third Nocturn for Fourth Sunday in Quadragesima, Judges 06:01. Initials D enclosing heads of men, wearing hats. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by bust of man, wearing hat, amid foliage, flanked above and below by angel, partly kneeling, gesturing and woman, wearing veiled headdress, with right hand holding string of beads, possibly rosary, hung with object, possibly lamp.

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