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Book of Hours
France, possibly Thérouanne, ca. 1300
MS M.60 fol. 55r

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Three mourners, including man wearing cap and woman wearing headdress, both with hands to cheeks, appear behind three tonsured clerics; all stand behind draped bier behind lighted candles. The foremost cleric holds and points to open book with pseudo-inscriptions on lectern.
Scene with gold background, within initial P decorated with foliate extensions and fantastic animal.

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