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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 40r

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Psalm 080 (Vulg., 079). Initial Q enclosing head of figure, right forefinger raised. Initial Q enclosing bust of bearded man, with right forefinger raised, beneath rays. Decorated initial of Psalm 80. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling foliate decoration inhabited by half figures of two angels emerging from clouds, one playing horn; and bust of man, wearing hat (right); hybrid dragon-like animal amid foliage (lower).

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