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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 62r

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1) Isaac the Presbyter: Scene, fleeing from Brothers -- Within domed hermitage, Isaac the Presbyter, nimbed, wearing monk’s habit, with right hand raised toward leaping ass, head turned back to group of tonsured monks.
2) Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapter 23: Illustration -- Within domed building, possibly monastery, group of monks, most tonsured, possiblly before figure of tonsured monk, all wearing monk’s habits, kneeling with right hand holding scythe to one of two plants.
3) Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapter 24: Illustration -- At upper right, tonsured monk, wearing monk’s habit, with left hand raised and with left hand extended to hands of woman, wearing cap.
Scenes in common landscape.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapters 22, 23 and 24.

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