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Yates Thompson 3 f. 201v Office of the Dead
Office of the Dead
Description: Detail of a miniature of a corpse lying in an open grave in a churchyard, with a scroll above reading 'Circumdederunt me dolores mortis et pericla inferni inuenerunt me. Sperantem in domino misericordia circumdabit.' To the right, a demon emerges from the earth and snatches at the nude soul which rises from the corpse, with a scroll reading 'Libricus fuit'. Two angels fly towards the soul, with scrolls reading 'Penituit et elemosinam dedit,' and 'Sinite illam: iustum et impium iudicabit dominus'. Above is God the Father surrounded by red angels, at the beginning of the Office of the Dead. 
Origin: France, Central (Paris) 


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