Bay 23 - The Parable of Dives and Lazarus

Panel 14 - The rich man dies

To the left, the dead man's soul is seized by two devils, one armed with a flesh hook. In the centre, his widow grieves but on the right, a servant helps himself to his erstwhile employer's golden cup and furs (note the stylised vair on the inside of the cloak hanging over the pole). Both the furs and the cup had appeared in the earlier scene of the man preparing to dine (panel 8) and their theft brings to mind Christ's question in panel 6 "whose will be these things then?"



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