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France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.197 fol. 89v

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Christ: Parable, Lazarus and Dives -- Dives, nude, indicating mouth with left hand, sits on rocks amid flames. Devil holds leash attached to collar around neck of Dives. Dives looks up toward rayed arc of Heaven where Abraham, nimbed, holds soul of Lazarus. One of two devils behind Dives has face on posterior.
Margin, lower:
Archer, wearing hat, holding bow with right hand and pulling string with left hand, looks toward two trees at left.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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