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Netherlands, perhaps Utrecht, ca. 1405-1410
MS M.691 fol. 55v

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Scene, Liturgical: Extreme Unction -- Cleric, holding small ointment jar in left hand, uses right hand to bless forehead of woman, veiled, lying in bed. Nun and second cleric flank first cleric. Woman, veiled, sits before bed. In background, Christ, cross-nimbed, wearing crown of thorns, bleeding, is affixed to cross with three nails.
Scene against gold background within decorated initial D.

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