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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 93v

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Initial N enclosing head of man, wearing hat, emitting rays. Initial P enclosing face of man in profile. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figures of angels, gesturing, emerging from clouds (upper and lower); man enclosed in foliate bud flanked above by collared bear and below by lion (left); and busts of two men, one wearing headgear, and one wearing cap, amid foliage (upper and lower left).

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