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Belles Heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry, 1405–1408/9. Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish, active in France by 1399–1416). French; Made in Paris. Ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum; 9 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. (23.8 x 16.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.1).
Diocrès, Bruno, and Carthusians
Diocrès Cries out from his Coffin, Folio 94v
When the deceased scholar lifts his coffin lid to cry out during his funeral, the attendant monks react with expressions ranging from dismay to wonderment to horror. The scene takes place in a deep space in a cathedral, seen behind a framing double arcade.