Dives and Lazarus

Dives and Lazarus

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Caption: Dives and Lazarus, Whole folio Office for the Dead at Vespers. Dives sits at a dining table with his wife, and watches as Lazarus, surrounded by dogs, begs in the street, and is chased by Dives' servants. Below, Dives is tormented by demons as he roasts in hell, while Lazarus, whose soul is depicted as a naked infant held in the arms of God the Father or Abraham?, looks down. Psalm 114, beginning with decorated initial 'D' Image taken from Tilliot Hours. Originally published in France Loire School; circa 1500. Illustrated by Jean Poyet.

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