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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1417
MS M.455 fol. 121v

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Scene, Liturgical: Burial -- Three clerics, including one priest, all tonsured, chant from open book held by two of them. Beside them, cleric, tonsured, holds processional cross. Two male figures hold shrouded deceased over sarcophagus near grave while priest, tonsured, asperges the body. Spade and sickle lie on ground beside sarcophagus. Behind them, three male mourners, in black hooded robes, look on. All figures stand within wall of cemetery with two burial crosses.
Scene in gold frame

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