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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 134v

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Zosimus of Palestine: Scene, Monk’s meditating in Wilderness -- On shore of river, group of eight monks, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, at least six are partly reclining, seated, or kneeling in landscape; the other two are standing in conversation with each other and gesturing.
Scene framed by two trees.
Illustration of Sophronius, Life of Mary of Egypt.

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