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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 240v

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Initial H enclosing dove, possibly holding branch in feet, amid rays at beginning of First Lesson for Sermon of Pope Leo X. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberry, inhabited by half figures of two prophets, emerging from clouds one with right hand holding scroll inscribed DU(M) CO(M)PLE(RE)NT(UR), and the other with left hand holding scroll inscribed FACTUS E(ST) REPE(N)TE (left).

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