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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 355r

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1) Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- In initial D decorated with geometric ornament and foliate ornament, two tonsured clerics hold open inscribed books and stand behind a draped bier and four candles. One at right holds an aspergil above the bier.
2) Margins - Rectilinear bars decorated with interlace and foliage, enclosing six French heraldic shields, including Moreuil (two), and inhabited by two hybrid men, two rabbits including one standing on hind legs, four
birds, a lion, and a hybrid animal.

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