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

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Pachomius of Egypt: Scene, receiving Paschal Tables -- Above draped altar on which is cross on base, nimbed angel, descending and lowering scroll with pseudo-inscriptions to extended hands of Pachomius of Egypt, nimbed, accompanied by ten monks, all tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, and kneeling, some with joined hands raised.
Scene in landscape amid trees.
Illustration of Life of Pachomius, Chapter 8.

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