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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 248v

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Initial I enclosing Evangelist Symbol of John, holding blank scroll in claws, at beginning of Initial P enclosing bust of possibly Augustine of Hippo, wearing bishop’s miter, at beginning of Ninth Lesson of Augustine of Hippo in Trinity Sunday. Initial C enclosing head of man at Eleventh Lesson. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberry, inhabited by half figures of two men, one gesturing, amid foliage (lower).

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