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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 14v

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, giving Thanks for Water -- Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, kneeling with joined hands raised, is between two trees and before pool of water, possibly weeping.
In center, group of tonsured monks, the foremost two with sacks slung on shoulders, one with stick in right hand prods bridled camel, its back draped with blankets and sack.
Scene in Athanasius, Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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