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

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1) Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapter 24: Illustration -- At right, among group of nine men (most with only heads visible), at least two with hands raised, beside sarcophagus, out of which emerges leafy branch, also standing to left group of tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, at least two holding candles, mouths opened (chanting?).
2) Apollo of Thebaid: Scene, Miracle of healing Demoniac Woman (?) -- Possibly Apollo of Thebaid, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, with right hand raised in blessing and with left hand grasping right wrist of kneeling woman, from mouth issuing horned and winged devil with both hands raised.
3) Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapter 24: Illustration (?) -- Within domed building, possibly of monastery, group of tonsured monks (most with only heads visible), wearing monk’s habits, the foremost raising right hand, all behind draped bed on which reclines monk, wearing monk’s habit, eyes closed, head on pillow, with arms crossed on waist.
Scenes in common landscape.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapters 24 and 25.

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