Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 123v
1) Furseus of Lagny: Scene, Vision, Angels in Song -- Furseus of Lagny, nimbed, mitered, wearing abbot’s habit, with his miter touched from behind by one of two nimbed angels, the other raising left hand toward a third nimbed angel, wearing broad-rimmed hat and breastplate of armor, possibly as soldier, with right hand raising sword and with left hand holding cross-inscribed shield. At far right, group of nimbed angels (most with only nimbi visible), at least two with mouths open, chanting.
2) Furseus of Lagny: Scene, recounting Vision -- In center, within room, Furseus of Lagny, nimbed, mitered, wearing abbot’s habit, seated on draped mattress, gesturing toward group of men behind the bed, the foremost raising right hand to cheek.
3) Furseus of Lagny: Scene, dreaming -- At right, within room, Furseus of Lagny, nimbed, mitered, eyes closed, and wearing abbot’s habit, laying on draped mattress, surrounded by group of men, one rising right hand to cheek.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration at beginning of the Vita Sancti Fursei.
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