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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 129r

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Initial D enclosing head of bearded man, with right forefinger raised. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by woman, gesturing, flanked above and below by half figures of two men, possibly clerics, one holding round object in left hand (right); and bear and lion (upper and lower right); bust of man, amid foliage (lower).

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