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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 22v

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Hilarion of Cyprus: Scene, hearing Voices of Demons -- Hilarion of Cyprus, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, with left hand holds open book with pseudo-inscriptions and with right hand raised to face, kneels before group of demons, the foremost in guise of youths, horned and winged, and the devil also in guise of three horned women with open mouths, flock of four horned and winged sheep, and at least two winged oxen.
Scene in landscape with trees.
Illustration of Jerome, Life of Hilarion of Cyprus.

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