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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 83r

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Initial N enclosing head of man. Decorated initial at beginning of Fifth Lesson Vespers of Saturday before First Sunday in Advent. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by figures of man, wearing fur-trimmed garment, with right hand holding scroll inscribed O MARIA, and woman, wearing headdress, gesturing (right); busts of three men amid foliage (lower and right).

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