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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 132v

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1) Euphrosina of Alexandria: Scene, praying -- At left, within cross-surmounted cell, Euphrosina of Alexandria, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, kneeling with joined hands raised before draped altar on which is cross on base.
2) Euphrosina of Alexandria: Scene, sought by Family -- At right, group of men, including Paphnutius of Alexandria, some wearing caps, and veiled women (the family of Euphrosina), the foremost man extending both hands toward boat in which are rowing five men, one raising left hand, the boat on waves.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of Euphrosina of Alexandria.

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