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Belgium, possibly Ghent, ca. 1480-1490
M.278 fol. 129v

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Christ: Miracle of raising Lazarus -- Lazarus, nude, shroud draped on right shoulder, stands in grave, looking upward. Mary or Martha, nimbed, with joined hands, kneels at end of grave. Behind her stand four apostles, nimbed, one with joined hands, and Christ, nimbed, raising right hand in blessing, extending left hand. Two men wearing hats, gesturing, stand at right. Another man, wearing hat, with joined hands, stands in doorway of building with leaded windows. Man stands next to building in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament including daisy, white vine scroll, strawberry, speedwell, thistle, grapes and viola, and inhabited by goat, eating grapes, kid on its back.

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