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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.226v

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Christ: Miracle of raising Lazarus -- Two men, including one covering mouth with his hand, look on as Lazarus, nimbed, partially shrouded, rises from grave. Christ, rayed nimbus, gestures towards him with His right hand. Apostles, including Apostles Peter and Paul, all nimbed, and Mary and Martha of Bethany, both nimbed and kneeling, look on. Sarcophagus lid, on ground beside grave, is inscribed with pseudo-inscriptions.
Figures stand in front of church facade decorated with two statues of female figures flanking statue of Virgin Mary and Christ Child, both seated, within niche.
Scene framed by border with four skulls within illusionistic architectural niches.

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