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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1440
MS M.19 fol. 100v

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Three hooded mourners, one seated, are beside bier draped with cross-inscribed cloth, with lighted candles at corners. Behind bier is lectern with book, from which sing or chant three tonsured clerics. Background decorated with gold scroll design.
Margins decorated with ivy-rinceaux floreate ornament.

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