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Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.625 fol. 76r

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Pachomius of Egypt: Scene, receiving Paschal Tables -- Pachomius of Egypt, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, seated on ground, extending left hand to open book with pseudo-inscriptions lowered with right hand of nimbed, flying angel. At right, group of twelve tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, searted, some in conversation with each other.
Scene in landscape amid trees.
Illustration of Life of Pachomius, Chapter 8.

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