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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 9v

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, teaching -- Among group of kneeling tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, the foremost with arms crossed on breast, looks toward Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, with right hand on tau-staff and with left hand extended indicating two flying winged devils, horned, with claw feet, issuing flames from hindquarters.
Scene in Athanasius, Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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