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Belgium, 1400-1415
MS M.259 fol. 73v

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Four hooded mourners stand beside bier, draped in cross-inscribed pall and flanked by four lighted candles on candlesticks. Behind the bier, three tonsured priests stand at lectern, upon which is open book. Gold scroll background and arc of heaven above. Margins with floreate ornament.

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