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Netherlands, possibly Haarlem, 1496
MS S.2 fol. 119v

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Mercy Acts: Corporal -- Two fossors dig grave with shovels; priest, wearing vestments, holding aspergil, stands beside the grave (Scene, Liturgical: Burial, Grave-digging). Scene in initial B.
Margin with floreate ornament, inhabited by cripple, with misshapen foot, seated on ground beside hand crutch.

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