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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 112v

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Margin, left: Initial L decorated with Augustine of Hippo, nimbed, mitered, wearing bishop’s vestments, with right hand holding crozier and with left hand extending round object, possibly heart, pierced by two arrows; against gold background. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, including columbines, and strawberries, inhabited by monkeys (upper and lower); and bear (left).

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