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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 253v

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Initial U enclosing Pope Urban IV, wearing miter and vestments at beginning of Friday in Lauds for Feast of Corpus Christi. Initial C enclosing head of man, wearing hat. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by half figure of angel, emerging from clouds, playing lute, and busts of possibly soldiers emerging from foliage (left); half figures of two men amid foliage (lower).

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