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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1510-1520
MS M.85 fol. 120r

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Gregory the Great: Scene, celebrating Mass -- Two tonsured clerics, one holding crozier (?) in left hand and hem of vestment of Gregory in right hand, kneel behind Gregory the Great, nimbed, wearing papal tiara and infulae, holding wafer in raised joined hands and kneeling before altar. Upon altar are open book with pseudo-inscription and half-figure of Christ (as Man of Sorrows), showing wounds, standing in open sarcophagus before carved retable.

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