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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 11r

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Initial B: David: as Musician -- David, crowned, seated on cushioned chair, playing harp. Scene in room with filigree background and tiled floor. Decorated initial of Psalm 1. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling foliate decoration, including strawberry, and inhabited by half figures of six angels emerging from cloudy arcs of heaven; three men, two wearing hat or cap, amid foliage and dragon, partly-formed by foliage (lower).

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