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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 246r

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Initial Q enclosing head of man, wearing hat, at beginning of Homily on First Lesson on Friday of the Octave of Pentecost. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by half figure of angel, emerging from cloud, playing harp, amid figures of possibly helmeted soldiers emerging from foliage (right); and half figures of two men amid foliage (lower).

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