Leaves of Gold: Treasures of Manuscript Illumination fron Philadelphia Collections
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Book of Hours for Paris Use
France, Paris, early 16th century

Burial, with Souls Released from Purgatory. Within a churchyard, a body is being buried in a shroud. In a separate scene visible in the background, men and women rise from their graves (or the fires of purgatory) and are carried by angels to heaven.

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 97, fol. 80

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