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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 67v

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Initial N enclosing head of man. Decorated initial of Canticle of Simeon. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by collared monkey, chained to weight (upper left); half figures of two female musicians, one playing harp and one playing lute, and man, wearing soft hat, with right hand extending possibly cup (left); collared bear, chained to weight (lower left); and bust of man, amid foliage (lower).

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