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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1390-1399 and ca. 1470
MS W.4 fol. 99v

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- In foreground is bier draped with cross inscribed pall. Behind the bier are two mourners, wearing hoods, tonsured cleric, holding with both hands, and looking at, open book. Two other clerics, tonsured, stand behind him, the second holding aspergil with right hand and situla with left hand.
Background of red with gold geometric ornament.
Margins decorated with border of ivy rinceaux on and growing from, rectilinear bars, inhabited by dragon.

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