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Panel 01 - The rich man ('Dives') and his wife at their dining table
Description:
The rich man (who, unlike Lazarus, is not named in the parable but is usually known as 'Dives' from the Latin for 'rich') is seated in the centre at a feasting table, along with his wife. He raises his hand to give an order to an attendant, who turns back to look at his master from the left of the panel.

Looking at how the extra vertical bar slices through the face of the key protagonist in this scene, it is hard to imagine that the current, rather clumsy design of the armature is original.