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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 299r

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Initial I enclosing winged Evangelist Symbol of Mark (lion), with both front paws holding blank scroll; against gold background, at beginning of Gospel Reading of Mark for Seventh Sunday after Feast of Trinity. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberry, inhabited by half figures of two angels, gesturing and emerging from clouds (right).

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