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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 124v

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Furseus of Lagny: Scene, Vision, protected by Angels -- Furseus of Lagny, nimbed, mitered, wearing abbot’s habit, with right hand raised, and with left hand grasped by one of two nimbed angels, leading him toward third nimbed angel, wearing broad-rimmed hat and breastplate of armor, possibly as soldier, with left hand holding spear and cross-inscribed shield, and with right hand raised toward group of horned and winged devils, with claw feet, the foremost with both hands extended, two are in combat, all the devils engulfed in flames.
Scene framed by two trees.
Illustration of the Vita Sancti Fursei.

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