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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 173r

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Within initial R, bier, draped with cross-inscribed pall, is flanked by four candlesticks. Behind the bier, three tonsured clerics stand at lectern on which is open book; two mourners stand at right.
Blue background decorated with gold scrollwork.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux, some emerging from ends of vertical bar in left margin.
Beginning of Introit for the Mass of the Dead.

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