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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 119r

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1) Barontus of Pistoia: Scene, visiting Apostle Peter -- At left, Apostle Peter, nimbed, tonsured, with draped left hand holding key, raising right hand toward Barontus of Pistoia, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, with joined hands raised, accompanied by Archangel Raphael and another Archangel, both crowned, all three nimbed.
2) Barontus of Pistoia: Scene, returning to Cell -- In center, within cross-surmounted cell with bell tower, half-figures including Archangel Raphael, and another Archangel, both crowned, accompanying Barontus of Pistoia, all nimbed, embracing monk, accompanied by group of monks, all tonsured, wearing monk’s habits.
3) Barontus of Pistoia: Scene, meeting Desiderius -- Barontus of Pistoia gesturing toward Desiderius of Pistoia, both nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Visio Baronti.

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