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Belgium, perhaps Ghent, 1420-1430
MS M.439 fol. 101r

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Two tonsured priests stand at lectern with open book with pseudo-inscription, beside bier, draped in cross-inscribed pall, flanked by lighted candles on candlesticks. Three hooded mourners sit on bench beside bier. Gold scroll background. Scene in decorated initial D.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament, inhabited by dragon.

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