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Book of Hours
Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 197r

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Christ: Miracle of raising Lazarus -- Christ, nimbed, surrounded by Mary of Bethany and apostles, all nimbed, raises right hand in blessing toward Lazarus, within mouth of cave, partially shrouded, joined hands raised, sitting upright supported by nimbed man. Martha of Bethany, nimbed, kneels with joined hands raised beside lid of sarcophagus decorated with figure in relief.
In background is landscape inhabited by figures.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial D decorated with foliate ornament begins Office of the Dead.

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