Burial scene

Burial scene

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Caption: Burial scene, Whole folio Office of the Dead at Vespers. A naked corpse on a tomb, with two seated monks readin; through a window, a burial scene in front of a church. Borders of trompe l'oeil decoration with acanthus leaves and flowers. Two roundel; Death with a scythe leads a knight in armour by the hand, and in lower margin, Death, with his scythe, leads a lady Image taken from So-called Hours of Philip the Fair. Originally published in S. Netherlands Bruge; circa 1495. Illustrated by Master of the Dresden Prayer Book.

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