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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 146r

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Initial U enclosing head of man, wearing hat, at beginning of Letter of Paul to the Phillipians IV. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by bust of man amid foliage, flanked above and below by man, wearing broad-rimmed hat, with purse tied to waist, with right hand extending rosary, and woman, wearing headdress, with left hand extending rosary (right); bust of man amid foliage (lower).

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