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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 139v

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Initial P enclosing Apostle Paul nimbed, holding scroll inscribed PAX. Decorated initial at beginning of Corinthians II. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by tonsured cleric and woman, wearing headdress, both gesturing, flanking bust of man amid foliage (left); two more busts of men amid foliage (lower).

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