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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.625 fol. 53r

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Didymus of Alexandria: Scene, overcoming Dragons -- Didymus of Alexandria, nimbed, tonsured, wearing hooded monk’s habit, raising right hand in blessing toward five horned and winged dragons, issuing flames from jaws. In right background, three monastery buildings surmounted by crosses.
Scene in landscape with trees.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, Historia Monachorum in Aegypto, Chapter 24.

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