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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 99r

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Martinianus of Palestine: Scene, departing Cell for Ship -- At left, outside cross-surmounted cell, horned and winged devil, with claw feet, issuing flames from mouth, ears, and hindquarters, extending hands toward Martinianus of Palestine, nimbed, wearing cap and monk’s habit, with left hand on tau-staff and with right hand extended toward man, wearing cap, with right hand raised, standing in boat on water.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of Martinianus of Palestine.

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