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France, perhaps in Bourges, ca. 1460
M.430 fol. 157r

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Christ: Miracle of raising Lazarus -- Woman, veiled, kneeling beside jar on ground, raises left hand toward Lazarus, nude to waist, in grave, with joined hands raised. Behind them is bearded man, with left hand raised; Christ, raising right hand in gesture of blessing; woman, nimbed, kneeling with hands raised; and man, wearing hat. In background are two groups of figures (most with only tops of heads visible). Scene in landscape setting with buildings of city.
Figures are surrounded by frame inscribed at bottom with LA RESUSATUTION DU LAZRE

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