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France, possibly Paris or Angers, ca. 1435
MS M.241 fol. 144r

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Scene, Liturgical: Burial -- Acolyte, holding processional cross, turning head to left, stands behind tonsured priest holding aspergil in right hand and situla in left hand. Beside him stand two male mourners in black hooded garments. Male figure lowers body in shroud inscribed with cross, into grave. Cross with trilobed ends at head of grave, surrounded by various utensils, including pick-axe and spade.
Border of foliate ornament.

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