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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 379r

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Initial N enclosing bust of man, at beginning of First Lesson in Octave of Feast of Assumption of the Virgin (08.22). Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including strawberry, inhabited by man, with right hand raised, emerging out of foliate bud, flanked by busts of two men, at least one wearing hat, amid foliage (upper); and half figures of two men, wearing hats, one with left hand raised, amid foliage (lower).

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