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France, Provence, ca. 1460
MS M.29 fol. 187r

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Tonsured priest, wearing vestments, holding open book with pseudo-inscription in left hand and aspergil in right hand, stands before open coffin in which lies skeleton. Behind the priest stands tonsured acolyte, holding situla in right hand. To right stand acolyte holding processional cross with both hands and group of hooded mourners. Scene inside walled landscape with church and trees outside wall.
Margins with foliate ornament. In right margin is snail and in lower margin is bird.

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