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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 81v

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1) Antiochus of Jerusalem: Scene, forgiving Penitent Woman -- Accompanied by monk, Antiochus of Jerusalem, nimbed, both hands extended, both tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, and flanked by kneeling woman, wearing cap, with joined hands raised and kneeling man, with cloak draped over left shoulder, with right hand extended, building at far left and trees, including one pine tree.
2) Antiochus of Jerusalem: Scene, ordained Bishop -- At right, accompanied by group of three tonsured monks (two with only heads visible), the foremost holding crozier, wearing monk’s habits, Patriarch Athanasius, mitered, wearing vestments, seated on faldstool of the animal type, extending miter to nimbed head of Antiochus of Jerusalem, wearing vestments, with joined hands raised, kneeling. At far right, group of tonsured monks (most with only heads visible), all wearing monk’s habits, the foremost holding crozier.
Scenes in common landscape, framed by two trees.
Illustration of Patriarch Athanasius, Doctrina Ad Antiochum Ducem.

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