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Piccolomini breviary
Italy, Lombardy, ca. 1475
MS M.799 fol. 35v

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Within initial E, angel, nimbed, playing lute.
In left margin, medallion enclosing angel playing harp, foliage and cornucopia, enclosing angels, nimbed, playing instruments including tambourine, psaltery, and portative organ. Lower medallion enclosing deer. Margins decorated with floreate ornament and gold balls.
Pen-flourished initial D.

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