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Book of Hours
France, possibly Thérouanne, ca. 1300
MS M.60 fol. 63r

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Veiled woman lies with her hands crossed, on draped mattress before male and female mourners, the foremost wearing headdress and raising her left hand to her cheek and four tonsured clerics. Acolyte holds open book with pseudo-inscriptions, and priest raises aspergil and holds book with one strap. Both are in white vestments.
Scene with gold background, within initial S decorated with filigree in spandrels. Margins decorated with foliate extensions and inhabited by dragon in upper margin.

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