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Belgium, perhaps Ghent; England, ca. 1420
MS M.46 fol. 119v

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Two hooded mourners, holding rosaries, sit beside bier draped in cross-inscribed pall, with two lighted candles on candlesticks. Behind the bier stand two tonsured priests, holding open book, and a third tonsured priest, gesturing, standing beside acolyte holding open book with pseudo-inscription.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and foliate ornament.

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