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France, Rouen, 1495-1503
MS M.261 fol. 81v

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Christ: Parable, Lazarus and Dives -- Within room decorated with moulding inscribed with pseudo-inscriptions, nobleman and noblewoman, seated at table with loaves, meats, platters and knives, extend arms, indicating food, toward Lazarus, holding hat in right hand, his foot licked by dog. Group of figures look on.
Scene framed by illusionistic architectural border decorated with four statues of male figures.

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