At the head of the
bed, one of the apostles
holds the ritual book for St. Peter (balding from the crown) while he
sprinkles the Virgin with the aspergillum
and St. Paul (balding from the forehead) prepares the censer.
At the foot, the beardless figure is St. John the
Evangelist. Mary's soul is represented as a baby in the arms of Christ,
is a common feature in images of this type.
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