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France, Tours, ca. 1470
MS M.366. Fol. 112v

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Scene, Liturgical: Burial -- Shrouded figure is lowered into grave by two men. They are flanked by four men, holding cross-inscribed pall above them. At left are two mourners, holding candles. Priest, stands next to the grave holding aspergil in right hand, looking at open book in left hand. Behind him are other clerics, one holding processional cross. Figures are in front of wall, behind which are buildings.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, including columbine, inhabited by dog with head in lap of monkey.

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