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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 2v

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, guided by Satyr to Cave of Paul -- Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, wearing monk’s habit, sack slung over left shoulder, with right hand on tau-staff, following satyr depicted as centaur, turning back toward him and gesturing.
Both before Paul the Hermit, wearing monk’s habit, seated on ground, with right hand on tau-staff and with left hand holding rosary, before entrance to hermitage, open door; amid trees and landscape.
Scene from Jerome, Life of Paul the Hermit.

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