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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 56r

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Piammon of Diolcos: Scene, Angel conferring names of Brethren -- Within monastery, Piammon of Diolcos, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, extending hands to scroll with pseudo-inscriptions in lowered hands of nimbed angel, both surrounded by tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, one with raised right hand.
Outside the monastery, nimbed and tonsured monk, possibly Anthony Abbot the Great, wearing monk’s habit, with sack slung over right shoulder, walking in landscape amid trees and plants.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, Historia Monachorum in Aegypto, Chapter 32.

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