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

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Antiochus of Jerusalem: Scene, praying -- At far left, within monastery, Antiochus of Jerusalem, nimbed, mitered, accompanied by two tonsured monks, all wearing monk’s habits, kneeling, and with joined hands raised, before draped altar on which is cross on base.
At right, within portal to monastery, decorated with bust of nimbed and mitered bishop, with right hand holding crozier and with left hand holding book, emerges tonsured monk (partly visible behind door), with right hand extended toward one of two tonsured monks, gesturing, all wearing monk’s habits.
Scenes in common landscape with trees and framed by two trees.
Illustration at end of Patriarch Athanasius, Doctrina Ad Antiochum Ducem.

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