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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 21r

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Psalm 033 (Vulg., 032). Initial E of Exultate enclosing man, wearing hat, seated on bench, with both hands raising hammers beneath five bells suspended on rod. Decorated initial of Psalm 33. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling foliate decoration inhabited by monkey and winged dragon-like hybrid man (upper); half figures of two angels emerging from clouds, one playing horn, and bust of man (right); hybrid man with two-legged horse-like body, wearing hood, and winged dragon (lower).

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