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Book of Hours
Belgium, possibly Brussels, ca. 1475
MS M.485 fol. 133r

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Priest, tonsured, wearing cope, raising aspergil with right hand, holding open book on left arm, stands next to bier draped with cross inscribed pall. Two acolytes, tonsured, stand behind him. One of the two acolytes rests hand on draped altar on which is open book. On retable behind the altar is figure on mound, with four other figures below, three raising arms, possibly Christ: Transfiguration. Processional cross is in background, next to the altar. Two mourners, backturned, sit on bench in foreground.
Scene in church with windows within initial D.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including rose.

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