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Book of Hours
France, Angers or Tours, ca. 1460
MS M.199 fol. 172r

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Scene, Liturgical: Burial -- In foreground, two men, one wearing headgear, stand in grave, holding corpse in shroud. Next to grave stand three clerics, tonsured, center cleric holding open book with both hands. Behind them stand eleven men, two wearing hats. Bones and skull are on ground beside grave.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament.

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