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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 258v

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Initial P enclosing head of man, wearing hat. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by four busts of possibly helmeted soldiers, emerging from foliage; and man, wearing hat over hood, right hand holding rod and with left hand on escutcheon decorated with bust of bearded man in profile (left).

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