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

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Hilarion of Cyprus: Scene, visited by Aristaenete, Wife of Elpidius and Miracle of healing Children of Aristaenete, Wife of Elpidius -- Hilarion of Cyprus, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, with left hand holding open book with pseudo-inscriptions and with right hand raised toward Aristaenete, Wife of Elpidius, kneeling and raising right hand.
To right, Hilarion of Cyprus, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, with left hand holding book and with right hand raised in blessing over bodies of three nude men, one sitting and one partly reclining, both with joined hands raised, and the other lying supine with arms crossed on waist, all on draped bed from which rises flames. At far right, Aristaenete, Wife of Elpidius, opens mouth, raising both hands.
Scenes in common landscape.
Illustration of Jerome, Life of Hilarion of Cyprus.

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