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Italy, Milan, ca. 1470-1495
M.684 fol. 146r

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Of four (?) tonsured monks before tall lectern on which is open book, only two are entirely visible, standing with mouths open, hands tucked into sleeves. Book is inscribed REQ(U)IAM ETERNAM DONA EIS DOMINE ET. Beside them is coffin, draped with cross inscribed pall, with candlestick at each corner. Rays descend from above
Scene enclosed within initial E decorated with foliate ornament on gold ground.

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