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Book of Hours
Italy, probably Milan, ca. 1470
MS M.454 fol. 79v

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Holy Sepulcher: Setting of Watch (?) -- Next to elaborate tomb, five soldiers, one holding lamp, recline or sit on ground, four with backs turned, the fifth with eyes shut.
Scene in landscape with hills and stream in background.
Margins decorated with border of vinescroll and floreate ornament on background of gold.

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