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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, early 16th century
MS M.431 fol. 115r

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Christ: Parable, Lazarus and Dives -- Dives, nude, his tongue sticking out, indicating his mouth with right hand, is seated in Hell. He wears collar to which four ropes are attached, each held or pulled by blue devil. Above in cloud edged arc of Heaven, Abraham, wearing hat, is seated on throne, raising right hand, his left hand holding on his lap, nude soul of Lazarus, with joined hands raised. They are flanked by two angels, one playing triangle and the other playing trumpet.
Margins decorated with border of vine scroll, floreat ornament, and gold lozenges with floreate ornament including pea and viola.

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