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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 68r

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Text: Quicumque vult. Initial Q enclosing head of man, wearing hat. Decorated initial at beginning of Anthansian Creed. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figures of three angels emerging from clouds, one holding scroll inscribed MARIA (upper), and two playing trumpets (right); man playing lute (right); lion (upper right); collared monkey chained to weight (lower right); and bust of man, amid foliage (lower).

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