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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 23r

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Hilarion of Cyprus: Scene, encountering Thieves and Miracle of healing Barren Woman -- Hilarion of Cyprus, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, raising both hands before group of three thieves, the foremost, wearing hat over hood, with sword tied at waist, with right hand holds shield and with left hand grasps the Hilarion’s habit, accompanied by the others, hooded, one raising spear and one holding crossbow, with sword tied at waist.
To right, Hilarion of Cyprus, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, kneeling with joined hands raised, looks up toward hand of God in blessing, and is beside woman, wearing cap, with left hand raised.
Scenes in common landscape.
Illustration of Jerome, Life of Hilarion of Cyprus.

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