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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 300v

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Initial I enclosing winged Evangelist Symbol of Luke (ox), with both front hooves holding blank scroll; against gold background, at beginning of Ninth Lesson for Ninth Sunday after Feast of Trinity. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figure of man, gesturing, emerging from cloud, amid four possibly helmeted soldiers ermerging from foliate buds (left); half figure of angel, playing lute, emerging from cloud, flanked by half figures of two men, with hands raised, amid foliage (lower).

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