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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 90v

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Initial C enclosing man, emitting rays, wearing fur-trimmed garment, sitting on high-backed chair, with right hand extended to open book with pseudo-inscriptions, within room with tiled floor. Decorated initial of First Lesson based on Isaiah. Initial C enclosing head of man, wearing hat. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by woman and man, both flanking bust of woman, amid foliage (left); busts of two men and one woman, amid foliage (lower).

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