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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 314r

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Initial I enclosing Evangelist Symbol of John (eagle), with both talons holding blank scroll; against gold background, at beginning of Ninth Lesson on the Twenty-first Sunday after Feast of Trinity. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberry, inhabited by half figures of two men, one gesturing and the other holding open book with pseudo-inscriptions, both emerging from clouds (right).

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