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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1400
MS M.264 fol. 165r

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Scene, Liturgical: Celebration of Mass -- Priest, tonsured, in chasuble decorated with blue fleurs-de-lis, elevates host inscribed with crucifixion before altar with open book, flanked by candles, draped with fabric decorated with crosses, and with retable with image of Crucifixion. Two other clerics, tonsured, possibly deacons, wearing vestments and maniples with gold fleurs-de-lis, kneel and lift back of chasuble of the celebrant.
Scene against diapered background within gold frame.
Page decorated with foliate border.

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