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    Book of Hours for Rome Use (Collins Hours)
Belgium, possibly Bruges, c. 1445-50
The Master of the Collins Hours, active 1430s to 1440s

Chanting the Office of the Dead. A coffin draped with a rich, blue cloth appears inside a church. Pallbearers hold the coffin before a priest who recites the Office of the Dead. In the foliate border, mourners dressed in black hold long, twisted candles.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Philip S. Collins in memory of her husband, 1945-65-4, fol. 128v


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