225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 59v
Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapter 11: Illustration -- Monk, tonsured, eyes closed, wearing monk’s habit, with both hands on tau-staff, seated on ground before three winged and horned devils, with claw feet, issuing flames from mouths and hindquarters, all joining hands. At right, tonsured monk, wearing monk’s habit, raising right hand toward flying, nimbed angel in sky, with hands lowered toward scene.
At far right, nimbed and tonsured monk, wearing monk’s habit, seated on stool, with hands extended toward one of two figures (statues), one youth, and woman with right hand raised, atop table. Above him, horned and winged devil, with claw feet, issuing flames from mouth, confronting flying, nimbed, angel, with both hands extended.
Scenes in common landscape.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapter 15.
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