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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 64r

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Anastasius, Abbot: Scene, Book stolen and Book returned -- At left, monk extending book to extended hands of monk, both tonsured and wearing monk’s habits.
At right, tonsured monk, kneeling, extending book to extended right hand of Abbot Anastasius, nimbed, wearing cap, with left hand holding tau-staff, both wearing monk’s habits.
Scenes in common landscape.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapter 30.

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