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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 77v

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Initial U enclosing prophet, wearing ermine-trimmed hat, with right hand raised and with left hand holding scroll inscribed UENIT REDEMPTOR ...; seated on cushioned bench in room with tiled floor. Decorated initial at beginning of Advent hymn, Conditor alme siderum. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figures of two prophets, one with right hand holding scroll inscribed UOS SANCTI DOMINO (?), and the other with left hand holding inscribed scroll (largely illegible) (left).

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