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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 319v

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Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberry, inhabited by nude wild man, wearing hat, with right hand raised, partly formed by foliage (upper left); another nude, possibly wild man, wearing hat, with both hands holding stake pierced with carcass of animal, possibly bird and half figure of angel, nimbed, with right hand holding scourge and with left hand holding withes, emerging from cloud (left); fantastic dog-like animal (lower left). Text is continuation of Lessons readings from Book of Kings.

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