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Book of Hours
England, possibly York, 1316-1331
MS G.50 fol. 113v

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Acolyte, in white vestments, accompanies tonsured cleric, wearing cope, raising his left hand and aspergil in his right hand. He faces two male mourners, including one wearing cap. All stand behind four candles and draped bier above situla; to left is processional cross.
Scene with gold punched background, within initial D decorated with foliate ornament and spandrels.
Margins decorated with foliage including oak leaves and acorns.

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