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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 126r

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Initials D and Q, enclosing heads of men, wearing hats. Margin, right: Christ: reading in Synagogue -- Youthful Christ, cross-nimbed, with right forefinger raised, seated on bench surrounded by elders, some wearing hats, and in foreground, one of two elders, holds books, the other, wearing hat, raises left hand to open book with pseudo-inscriptions. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by half figures of three angels, emerging from cloudy arcs of Heaven, two playing trumpets (right) and one gesturing (lower); and monkey, holding mirror, and lion (upper and lower right).

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