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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 203r

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Initial Q decorated with head of man, wearing hat, for Third Lesson in Lauds for Holy Saturday. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by half figure of angel, emerging from cloud, gesturing (upper); half figure of man, wearing hat, flanked above and below by angels, both partly kneeling, one playing lute and the other playing trumpet (right); half figures of two men, gesturing (upper and lower right); bust of man amid foliage (lower).

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