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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 117r

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Initials D and C enclosing heads of men. Initial S decorated with bearded man, wearing hat and ermine-trimmed garment, gesturing. Decorated initial for First Lesson. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by man, wearing soft hat, with pouch tied to waist; bust of man, wearing hat, amid foliage; and two identical busts of bearded men, amid foliage (lower and lower right).

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