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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 88v

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Initial U enclosing head of man, wearing hat. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by central scene of Christ, cross-nimbed, gesturing before two prophets, with two blank scrolls between them (left), flanked by half figures of two angels, emerging from cloudy arcs of heaven, playing trumpets; busts of three men amid foliage (lower).

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