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  • Funeral Procession in an Initial R, second half of 15th century
    Leaf from a gradual
    Mariano del Buono (Italian, Florentine, 1433–1504)
    Italian (Florence)
    Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment

    28 1/8 x 20 1/8 in. (71.5 x 51 cm)
    Gift of Louis L. Lorillard, 1896 (96.32.16)

    This illumination offers a glimpse of life and death among wealthy citizens of Florence. The funeral procession is a lavish affair, with the deceased resting on a bier covered with expensive silk and the mourners attired in brightly colored costumes.

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    Funeral Procession in an Initial R, second half of 15th century
    Leaf from a gradual
    Mariano del Buono (Italian, Florentine, 1433–1504)
    Italian (Florence)
    Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment

    28 1/8 x 20 1/8 in. (71.5 x 51 cm)
    Gift of Louis L. Lorillard, 1896 (96.32.16)


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