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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 82r

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Antiochus of Jerusalem: Scene, Parable of Sheep -- At far left, shepherd, wearing hat, raises scourge with right hand over flock of sheep in entrance of cave. To right, shepherd, wearing hat, with both hands playing bagpipe, above flock of sheep, one reclining in foreground.
In center, Antiochus of Jerusalem, nimbed, mitered, wearing possibly monk’s habit, kneeling with joined hands raised. At right, Antiochus of Jerusalem, nimbed, mitered, possibly wearing monk’s habit, gesturing toward group of tonsured monks (most with only heads visible), all wearing monk’s habits.
Scenes in common landscape with trees and framed by two trees.
Illustration of Patriarch Athanasius, Doctrina Ad Antiochum Ducem.

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