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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 244v

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Initial I enclosing eagle as Evangelist Symbol of John, holding blank scroll in claws at beginning of First Lesson on Tuesday of Octave of Pentecost. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberry, inhabited by half figures of two men, one wearing hat and gesturing, amid foliage (lower).

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