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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 389r

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nitial U enclosing head of man, wearing hat, at beginning of Seventh Lesson for Feast of Exaltation of the Cross (09.14). Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by man, wearing hat over hood, with left hand holding spiked implement, and with right hand holding unidentified escutcheon decorated with head of man in profile, flanked above and below by half figures of angels, both gesturing and emerging from clouds (right).

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