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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 160r

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Initial A enclosing half figure of possibly Aaron, with right hand swinging censer, for Leviticus 09:24. Initial C enclosing head of man, wearing hat. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by half figure of angel, emerging from cloud, gesturing (upper); bust of man, wearing hat, amid foliage flanked above and below by prophets, one wearing purse tied to belt, holding scroll inscribed ORA, the other holding scroll inscribed LEGE (right); half figures of two men, wearing hats, gesturing amid foliage (upper and lower right).

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