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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 381r

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Initial I enclosing half figure of Augustine of Hippo, mitered, wearing vestments, with right hand raised; against gold background and at beginning of First Lesson in Matins for Feast of Apostle Bartholomew (08.24). 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 (right).

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