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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 130r

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1) Marina the Disguised: Scene, accused of Fathering Child-- At left, seated in cart, Marina the Disguised, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, holding swaddled infant beside woman, veiled, gesturing. At front of the cart, groom, wearing cap, with right hand holds whip and with left hand holds reins of of two horned and yoked oxen.
2) Marina the Disguised: Scene, expelled from Monastery -- At right, emerging from door of cross-surmounted monastery with bell tower, group of monks (most with only heads visible), tonsured, accompany abbot, nimbed, mitered, raising right hand toward Marina the Disguised, nimbed, tonsured, departing to right, all wearing monk’s habits.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of Marina the Disguised.

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