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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 92r

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1) Abraham of Edessa: Scene, sought by Bishop -- Accompanied by group of tonsured monks (most with only heads visible), bishop, nimbed and mitered, wearing vestments, with left hand holding crozier and with right hand raised in blessing toward group of tonsured, kneeling men, all before cross-surmounted building, possibly monastery.
2) Abraham of Edessa: Scene, sought by Devil -- At right, winged and horned devil, with claw feet, emitting rays (flames?), with both hands raised, outside cross-surmounted cell of Abraham of Edessa, as half-figure, nimbed, with joined hands raised, possibly kneeling before draped altar on which is cross on base.
Scenes in common landscape separated by tree and framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of Abraham and Mary of Edessa.

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