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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 255r

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Initial P enclosing altar draped with cross-inscribed cloth and on which is ciborium at beginning of First Lesson in Lauds of Tuesday for Feast of Corpus Christi. Two initials C and D enclosing heads of figures, two in profile, wearing hats. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by half figures of two men, emerging from clouds (right); and half figures of two men, one wearing hat, amid foliage (lower).

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