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The Feast of Dives
Master of James IV of Scotland (Flemish, before 1465 - about 1541)
Bruges Belgium Ghent Belgium (Place created)
about 1510 - 1520
Tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment
Leaf: 23.2 x 16.7 cm (9 1/8 x 6 9/16 in.)
A series of wonderfully vivid images tells the Biblical parable of Lazarus and the rich man. Splendidly dressed in furs and jewels that indicate his great wealth, the rich man, called Dives, sits at a table crowded with dishes. His double chin and girth are clear signs of his over-indulgent habits. The artist cleverly constructed the
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