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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1420
MS M.960 fol. 79r

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Three of four clerics stand at lectern, two with hand on the lectern; the fourth stands at left. Eight or nine mourners, three with joined hands, stand at right. In foreground two candlesticks are next to draped bier or casket.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament daisies and inhabited by butterflies and birds, including goldfinch. In lower margin, scroll inscribed with motto POUR SON UOULOIR. Fragments of the motto repeated throughout decoration of border.

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