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Book of Hours
France, possibly Lille, ca. 1445
M.304 fol. 22r

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Scene, Liturgical: Prayer -- Priest, tonsured, wearing vestments, with joined hands stands amid four men, one probably tonsured, kneeling with joined hands. All are before draped altar with reredos.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament inhabited by bird, possibly, crane; donors, woman wearing headdress, and man, both kneeling with joined hands, looking upward; nude man emerging from flower.

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