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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1470
MS H.7 fol. 108v

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- In background, tonsured priest, wearing chasuble, stands before draped altar, on which are open book, and candlesticks, in front of retable depicting Crucifixion (?), beside pulpit or canopy. To right, woman, veiled, kneels with joined hands raised. He is flanked by ,
In foreground, candlestick with lit candle and situla appear in front of bier draped with cross-inscribed pall, flanked at left by three tonsured priests before open book on lectern, behind two laypersons wearing hats, and beggar holding crutch and bowl, and at right by six male mourners in black robes.
Scene in vaulted church interior.
Margins decorated with floreate border inhabited by winged hybrid woman and by bird.

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