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England, perhaps London, ca. 1470
MS M.126 fol. 141r

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Confessio Amantis: Scene, Lazarus and Dives and Scene, Death of Lazarus -- Woman, wearing turban type of headdress with jewel and fur lined gown, raising right hand and extending left, is seated next to Dives, wearing brimless hat with jewel and fur trimmed cloak, holding knife on table with right hand and raising left hand. They are seated behind draped table on which are two covered vessels, and dish. Behind them on another draped table are three other vessels. Opposite them is manservant holding spear with left hand and his upturned right hand on the table. At end of the table are three dogs, one licking left leg of Dives, nimbed, entering doorway, wearing hat and tunic, holding bell in right hand and dish with left hand. At right, outside in background, Lazarus, represented again, nimbed, wearing brown hat and tunic, reclines on ground; bust of red angel holds soul emerging from mouth of Lazarus.
Scenes in room with decorated wall, wood ceiling and tile floor, and in landscape with blue sky.
Champie initial O with spray-work.

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