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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol.184r

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Within initial U, half figure of possibly Jeremiah, wearing hat, gesturing, against gold background. Decorated initial for First Lesson of First Nocturn in Matins on Passion Sunday, Jeremiah 01:01-06. Initial Q enclosing head of man, wearing hat. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by half figure of man amid foliage, flanked above and below by angels, both holding scrolls inscribed ET F(A)C(TU)M and A(H) A(H) (AH) DO(MINE) (right); half figures of two men, one wearing conical hat, both gesturing (upper and lower right).

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