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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 73r

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Initial D enclosing head of man, wearing hat, gesturing, and emitting rays. Decorated initial of Isaiah 33:02. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figure of angel, holding open book with pseudo-inscriptions, emerging from cloud (upper); lion and monkey holding ring (upper and lower right); half figures of two angels, playing trumpets, emerging from clouds, and male musician, playing lute (right); bust of bearded man amid foliage (lower).

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