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Belgium, Bruges, between 1500 and 1526
M.363 fol. 131v

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Christ: Miracle of raising Lazarus -- A woman, probably Mary or Martha of Bethany, nimbed, stands behind Lazarus, partially draped, kneeling on one knee beside grave, with bound hands raised. Before him stands Christ, raising right hand in gesture of blessing. At right are two apostles, nimbed, one with hands raised. Scene surrounded by wall with open portal. On other side of the wall are trees and circular building.
In niches of architectural frame are skulls and scrolls that read TEMPUS VE(N)ER, RE(QUIEM) ETERNA(M), and DONA, COGITA MORI.

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