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France, Poitiers, ca. 1475
MS M.1001 fol. 86r

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Male figure, astride bridled camel, holds magpie in extended right hand and reins in left hand. Identified as Envy by label inscribed ENVIE.
Lower margin:
Devil, identified as Beelzebub by scroll inscribed BELLEZEBUTH held in left hand, indicates two groups of male figures, representing envy. In first group are three men. First man, supporting himself with staff, points to third man crossing his arms. Second group stands behind table on which are coins and vessels. First man gestures to second man gathering coins with both hands.
Scroll inscribed BELLEZEBUTH identifies devil.

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