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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 377v

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Initial C enclosing half figure of tonsured cleric, with right hand raised, at beginning of First Lesson in First Day for Feast of Assumption of the Virgin, within the Octave (08.16). Initial Q enclosing head of man, wearing hat, at beginning of Chapter, "Quasi cedrus exaltata sum in lybano et quasi cypressus in monte syon ..." Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberry, inhabited by two half figures of angels, gesturing or with joined hands raised, emerging from clouds (left).

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