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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 113r

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1) Moses of Egypt: Scene, swimming across Nile -- At left, Moses of Egypt, nimbed, nude, swimming in Nile River.
2) Moses of Egypt: Scene, slaughtering Sheep -- At right, Moses of Egypt, nimbed, with rod prodding flock of sheep. At far right, another Moses of Egypt, nimbed, kneeling, with both hands lowered to body of one of four sheep, possibly bleeding (partly damaged).
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration at beginning of Palladius, Life of Moses of Egypt.

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