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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 141r

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Initial P enclosing Apostle Paul, nimbed, holding scroll inscribed SALUS. Decorated initial at beginning of Galatians I. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by man, wearing hat, holding scroll inscribed PROPINA, and another man, wearing purse tied to belt, with right hand extending cup, both flanking bust of man, wearing conical hat amid foliage (right); another bust of man amid foliage (lower).

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