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Piccolomini breviary
Italy, Lombardy, ca. 1475
MS M.799 fol. 216r

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Decorated initial P.
In upper margin, medallion enclosing half-figure of king, crowned, holding scepter with right hand, indicating with left hand and looking toward left. Medallion surrounded by flowers and gold balls.
Beginning of text for first lesson in first nocturn in Matins on first Sunday in August.
Pen-flourished initial A.

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