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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 254r

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Initial O enclosing man, wearing ermine-trimmed garment, at beginning of First Lesson on Saturday in Lauds for Feast of Corpus Christi. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberry, inhabited by half figure of man, wearing hat, emerging from cloud (upper); and half figures of two men amid foliage (lower).

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