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Vita Christi
Italy, Lombardy, between 1500 and 1550
MS M.508 fol. 13r

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Christ: Miracle of raising Lazarus -- Christ, crossed nimbus, extends right hand in blessing toward Lazarus, wrapped in shroud, standing on fallen door of tomb behind him. Mary, nimbed, prone, left hand extended to left (?) foot of Christ. Martha, nimbed, with joined hands, kneels between Christ and Lazarus, looking up at Him. Crowd of men, some wearing hats, one holding draped left hand to face, stand behind Christ. Hilly landscape and buildings of city in distance. Text from John 11:38-46, Miracle of raising Lazarus, is on fol. 11v.

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