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Book of Hours
France, Lyon, ca. 1485
MS M.83 fol. 119r

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Scene, Liturgical: Burial -- Tonsured priest, wearing vestments, holding open book with pseudo-inscription, stands with acolyte, holding cross, both beside man, standing in grave, holding body wrapped in shroud. In background are four hooded mourners, standing before wall. Miniature enclosed in architectural frame with two standing figures of prophets (?). Bottom of frame inscribed I[N]VITATORIVM.

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