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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1473
MS M.677 fol. 261v

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Inside church, clerics, two bareheaded and wearing alb, the others wearing black almuce and alb, sit in choir stall to left of tonsured priest, reading from open book, with pseudo-inscriptions, on lectern. Beyond choir stall, catafalque set with four candles at corners is placed before draped altar, decorated with figural motifs and set with retable representing Crucifixion (Virgin Mary and John flanking cross). Three columns surmounted by statues of angels are beside altar.

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