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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 365v

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Initial Q enclosing half figure of nimbed male saint; against patterned background at beginning of First Lesson in Matins for Feast of Mary Magdalen (07.22). Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by half figures of two prophets, wearing hats, emerging from clouds, holding scrolls inscribed REMITTUNTUR EI and QUIA DILEXIT M(ULTUM) (left).

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