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La Vision de l'âme de Guy de Thurno
Valenciennes France Ghent Belgium (Place created)
Tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet between pasteboard covered with modern brown morocco
Leaf: 36.4 x 25.7 cm (14 5/16 x 10 1/8 in.)
The Vision of the Soul of Guy de Thurno is a French translation of a Latin text that discusses Church doctrine on purgatory (in French, the title is La Vision de l'ame de Guy de Thurno). Guy de Thurno was a wealthy citizen of Verona who died and then returned to earth in spirit form to haunt his widowed spouse. She turns to a local priest for help, and a dialogue between the priest and the ghost on the nature of the afterlife results.
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