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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 19v

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, Vision of Destruction of Church -- Half-figures of four horses trampling draped altar on which is cross and from which falls two candlesticks, leaning tau-staff, before Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, both hands raised, accompanied by group of kneeling tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, the foremost two with joined hands raised.
Scene from Athanasius, Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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