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Book of hours
France, Nantes and Paris, 1402
MS M.515 fol. 153r

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Three clergymen, possibly including one priest, wearing vestments, surround open book on lectern mounted to catafalque with fourteen lit candles all surrounding draped bier. At right, hooded mourner with head inclined. In background, decorated drape hanging from rod. Scene against patterned background. Borders decorated with pots threaded along stem of border and floreate and ivy-leaf ornament. Miniature for beginning of the Office of the Dead.

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