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

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Two initial O’s enclosing busts of men, wearing hats. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by lion and collared dog (upper); half figures of woman, playing harp, and man, wearing hat, playing lute, both flanking woman, wearing veiled headdress (right); busts of three men, amid another dog and lion, and foliage (lower).

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