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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.130 fol. 96r

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Christ: Parable, Lazarus and Dives -- Dives, wearing hat, with dog licking sores on his bare legs, stands outside house of Dives. Inside the house, man, wearing hat, standing beside second dog, gestures toward Dives. Behind draped table with plates of food, sit Dives, wearing hat and ermine-lined garment, and his wife, wearing headdress.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament in diagonal bands. Margins inhabited by bird and fabulous man, wearing hood with pointed ears, kneeling on one knee and holding vinescroll.

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