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Book of Hours
France, Lyon, ca. 1485
MS M.83 fol. 78v

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Virgin Mary: Death -- Virgin Mary, veiled, lays on canopied bed with hands crossed on her breast. Standing beside the bed are apostles, including John, holding lighted candle over Mary; Peter, tonsured, holding branch or aspergil; and two apostles with joined hands raised. On other side of the bed, an apostle, holding open book with pseudo-inscription, sits on the floor. Scene in room. Miniature enclosed in architectural frame with two standing figures of prophets (?). Bottom of frame inscribed D[EU]S I[N] ADIVTORIV[M] MEV[M] I[N]T[EN]DE D[OMI]NE.

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