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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 271v

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Initial D enclosing Solomon, crowned, with right hand holding scroll possibly inscribed SEQUITUR DE DOMINO DE BONITAS (?); against gold background. Reading from Ecclesiastes in Post-Pentecost season. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figures of two prophets, wearing draped headgear, emerging from cloudy arcs, holding scrolls inscribed FALLAX GRANDE EST and UANA EST PULCHRITUDO (left).

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