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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 103v

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1) John Calybita: Scene, leaving Monastery -- At left, within cross-surmounted monastery, monk and John Calybita, nimbed, both tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, gesturing, beneath trefoil arch. Within the monastery, John Calybita, nimbed, embracing monk, among group of monks (most with only heads visible), all tonsured, wearing monk’s habits.
2) John Calybita: Scene, journeying to Parents -- John Calybita, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, with right hand raised, before city gate out of which emerges servant, extending right hand, behind them is crenellated wall and tower, enclosing city with at least two cross-surmounted buildings.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of John Calybita.

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