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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 18v

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Psalm 027 (Vulg., 026). Initial D of Dominus enclosing man, possibly saint, possibly nimbus as rays, raising both forefingers. Decorated initial of Psalm 27. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling foliate decoration inhabited by hybrid man, possibly mitered bishop, with two-legged horse-like body, with right hand ringing bell; bust of man, wearing hat, and another hybrid man, wearing epaulettes (all left); and dragon partly formed by foliage (lower).

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