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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 188v

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Initial S enclosing half figure of man, possibly Jeremiah, wearing hat, raising left forefinger, against patterned background, at beginning of Lesson on Friday in Passion Week for Jeremiah 05:30. Initial P and U enclosing heads of men, wearing hats. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figure of man, wearing hat over hood, flanked above and below by men, one wearing hat and one wearing purse tied to belt, both gesturing (left); half figures of two men, one wearing hat, both gesturing, amid foliage (upper and lower left).

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