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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 97r

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1) Martinianus of Palestine: Scene, Miracle of healing Sick -- Outside cave, monk and Martinianus of Palestine, nimbed, both wearing caps and monk’s habits, the Martinianus with right hand raised in blessing and with left hand lowered to head of kneeling man, with joined hands raised. All accompanied by group of kneeling or standing men and one woman, held from behind, from mouth issuing horned and winged devil, with claw feet, issuing flames from mouth, ear and hindquarters.
2) Martinianus of Palestine: Scene, Temptation -- At right, within window of cross-surmounted cell, bust of nimbed Martinianus of Palestine, raising both hands, looking out toward winged wivern issuing flames from ear and jaws.
Scenes in common landscape separated by tree and framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of Martinianus of Palestine.

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