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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 165v

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Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Five hooded monks or mourners, with joined hands raised, stand beside bier draped in pall inscribed with stars and cross, surrounded by three lighted candles. To right is lectern with open book with pseudo-inscription, and four tonsured priests, wearing vestments, including one holding aspergil in right hand. Scene in room with cloth wall hangings and tile floor.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Aragon (?)(paly of 6 or and gules).

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