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Book of hours
Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 124v

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Miniature, half-page:
1) Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Eight hooded mourners seated in choir, flank draped bier on which is unidentified heraldry, and surmounted by catafalque of lit candles. In foreground is aspergil in situla.
In background, among three clergymen, wearing identical vestments, one reading from open book on lectern, one before draped altar decorated with cross and on which are open book and chalice and burse, behind which is decorated retable, and around which are four angels on pillars supporting two curtains, the other clergyman swinging censer.
Scene in apse of church with decorative molding and tiled floor, below the clerestory is decorated with heraldic shields and row of candles.

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