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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1515
MS M.286 fol. 71v

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Christ: Parable, Lazarus and Dives -- Dives, wearing hat, and his wife, wearing headdress, are seated on high backed bench at draped trestle table on which are loaf (?) and two plates with food. Two men, one wearing hood, the other wearing hat stand behind the bench. Another man stands at end of the table. Before the table is bench on which is covered footed vessel with two handles. Dogs sit at each end of the table. In background, in arched doorway, Lazarus, wearing short tunic, with bare legs, stands raising right hand to face, possibly holding object with left hand. Figures wear garments in grisaille.
Scene in room decorated with architectural ornament and tile floor, with arched doorway.
Miniature enclosed in architectural frame decorated with foliate ornament, two putti grasping cord hanging from top of frame at left, and putto grasping both the cord and left column of frame.

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