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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 59v

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Psalm 136 (Vulg., 135). Initial C enclosing head of man. Decorated initial of Psalm 136. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figures of angels, gesturing, emerging from clouds (upper and lower), half figures of two men, one wearing hat and one wearing cap, and two hybrid men, both with two-legged horse-like bodies; all gesturing (left).

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