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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 281v

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Scene, Liturgical: Celebration of Mass -- Bishop, wearing miter with infulae, and vestments including chasuble with figured orphrey, raising left hand, stands before draped altar on which is open book. Acolyte, tonsured, raises right hand to the book. Another acolyte stands behind the bishop holding crozier. Three clerics stand at end of the altar. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including cornflower and strawberry, and inhabited by two hybrid animals, one playing rebec (Scene, Burlesque: playing Musical Instrument), the other carrying spear. Text is chapter for 1st Vespers for Common of Saints, confessor bishop.

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