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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 86v

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Initial O enclosing bust of man, wearing fur-lined garment, gesturing amid rays. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by collared dog and lion (upper); half figures of two men, one wearing hat, with right hand holding apple, the other with right hand holding cup, both flanking woman, wearing veiled headdress (left); busts of two men, wearing hats, and bust of woman, amid another lion and dog, and foliage (lower).

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