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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 20v

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, rejecting Wealth in Old Age -- Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, with left hand holds tau-staff and with right hand gathers habit, met by group of seven men, the foremost holding sack and wearing dagger on waist, two others wear swords or pouches tied at waist, one holding dish laden with coins.
Scene from Athanasius, Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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