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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1465
MS M.1027 fol. 130r

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Scene, Liturgical: Burial -- In foreground two grave diggers, one wearing hat, stand in grave holding body wrapped in cross inscribed shroud. Acolyte, tonsured, holding processional cross and situla, and priest, tonsured, wearing cope with morse, raising aspergil (?) with right hand, and holding book with left hand, stand next to the grave. Behind them are three mourners, and nine (?) men, only tops of heads visible.
Scene in landscape with church, with statue above door, and in background, building over arcade, possibly charnel house.
Initial D decorated with foliate ornament.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including fern, columbine, and viola.

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