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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 258r

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Initial Q enclosing monstrance on draped altar at beginning of Third Lesson in Lauds of Friday for Feast of Corpus Christi. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberry, inhabited by four busts of possibly helmeted soldiers, emerging from foliage; and man, wearing hat over hood, left hand holding rod and with right hand on escutcheon decorated with bust of bearded man, wearing hat, in profile (right).

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