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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 232r

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Initial Q enclosing head of man, wearing hat. Decorated initial of Fourth Lesson in Matins for Ascension Sunday. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figure of angel, playing lute, emerging from cloud, flanked by busts of two men, wearing hats (upper); two angels, gesturing (right); lion (lower right); half figure of angel, emerging from cloud, flanked by half figures of two men, wearing hats, gesturing (lower).

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