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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 104r

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1) John Calybita: Scene, visiting Parents -- At left, within room, John Calybita, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, raising both hands toward group of men and women (most with only heads visible), at least
2) John Calybita: Scene, dreaming -- At right, within bedroom, John Calybita, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, eyes closed, reclining on draped mattress, head on pillow, above him Christ, cross-nimbed, emitting rays, lowering left hand toward the John.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of John Calybita.

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