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Title:  The Distribution of Alms and Death of Ananias
Artist:  Masaccio [Italian, active 1401?-?1428]
Year:  1425-1428
Material:  Fresco
Dimensions:  230 cm 162 cm
Where:  Brancacci Chapel
Notes:  Saint Peter and St John are in fact distributing money to the poor. The dead man on the ground, Ananias, was punished because he had retained for himself a portion of the proceeds from the sale of his land (Acts 5:1-11)

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