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Weeping and Wailing

Sitting cross-legged, this young man wears a knitted cap and a long-sleeved tunic, both of which are indicative of the late medieval period. Mourning the deceased men whose names are carved on the walls, he clutches a handkerchief and gently touches his sorrowful face. In the background is an oak branch, a Christian symbol and a common motif in military funerary art.

Weeping and Wailing

Weeping and Wailing

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