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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 135v

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1) Mary of Egypt: Scene, with Zosimus -- At left, Zosimus of Palestine, with joined hands raised, and Mary of Egypt, with right hand raised in blessing, both nimbed, kneeling, and facing each other.
In center, another Zosimus of Palestine, gesturing toward Mary of Egypt, with arms crossed on breast.
2) Mary of Egypt: Scene, praying -- At right, Zosimus of Palestine, nimbed, partly kneeling, with left hand raised, falling backward away from Mary of Egypt, nimbed, with joined hands raised, kneeling on rocky ledge.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Sophronius, Life of Mary of Egypt.

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