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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 159r

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Initials C and P enclosing heads of man, wearing hat, and possibly veiled woman. Initial I enclosing half figure of possibly Joel, for Joel 02:17. Initial F enclosing half figure of possibly Isaiah, for Isaiah 58:07. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by bust of woman amid foliage flanked above and below by angels, one playing trumpet, the other holding scroll inscribed CANTATE (right); half figures of two men, wearing hats, gesturing amid foliage (upper and lower right).

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