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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 145r

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Initial Q enclosing bearded man, raising right forefinger. Decorated initial at beginning of Phillipians I. Initial U enclosing head of man, wearing hat. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by bust of man amid foliage, flanked above and below by angels, one holding scroll inscribed SALUE, and the other holding open book with pseudo inscriptions (right); half figure of angel, emerging from clouds, gesturing (upper); half figures of men, gesturing, amid foliage (upper and lower right).

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