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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 60r

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1) Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapter 17: Illustration -- Group of men, including one hooded holding tau-staff (?), one pilgrim, wearing broad-rimmed hat decorated with scallop shell, holding staff, and at least one wearing bandage, all accompanying man, seated on stool, with joined hands raised, feet submerged in basin washed by extended hands of nimbed and tonsured monk, wearing monk’s habit and apron, kneeling.
2) Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapter 18: Illustration -- Tonsured monk, wearing monk’s habit, with right hand raised and with left hand holding extinguished candle, confronting horned and winged devil, with claw feet, cheeks puffed out, both before cross-surmounted building.
Scenes in common landscape.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapters 17 and 18.

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