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Panel B1 - ? Christ with Martha and Lazarus ?

Hucher notes that the lower half of this panel was in a poor state of repair in the 1850's making identification difficult - but he speculated that it might have been Christ at the house of Simon the Pharisee. Without knowing how many of the pieces are original (I have yet to photograph the outsides of the Le Mans windows) it's difficult to be sure, but I am sceptical about this; I know of no other examples showing a woman seated as guest at the Pharisee's table and one would normally expect the host to be wearing a conical Pharisee's hat. Instead the bare-headed and bearded figure in the centre may well be Lazarus (as in the next scene) and his companion, Martha.