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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 131v

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1) Euphrosina of Alexandria: Scene, visiting Monastery -- At left, outside monastery, accompanied by tonsured monk, nimbed and mitered abbot, both wearing monk’s habits, with left hand holding crozier and with right hand raised in blessing toward youthful Euphrosina of Alexandria, nimbed, accompanied by parents, including Paphnutius of Alexandria, wearing caps, all kneeling with joined hands raised.
2) Euphrosina of Alexandria: Scene, fleeing Marriage -- At right, in ship with banner and sail, half-figures of Euphrosina of Alexandria, nimbed, beside tonsured monk, wearing monk’s habit, among six other men (most with only heads visible), all on waves.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of Euphrosina of Alexandria.

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