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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies.
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1440
MS M.357. Fol. 277r

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Five clerics, tonsured, including Franciscan wearing habit and knotted cincture, four with mouths open, stand at open book on lectern behind bier draped with cross-inscribed pall, and surrounded by four candles. Four mourners, one holding open book with both (?) hands (reading) stand at end of the bier.
Interior scene in church, with vaulted ceiling, columns supporting vault ribs, and leaded windows.

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