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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 28r

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Hilarion of Cyprus: Scene, confounding Dragon -- Hilarion of Cyprus, nimbed, wearing cap and monk’s habit, accompanied by at least three tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, with both hands transfixing winged dragon swallowing figure beside another man lying supine on ground. To left, group of kneeling men, the foremost with joined hands raised. To right, among group of five men, two lowering flaming bundles of straw toward tail of the dragon.
Illustration of Jerome, Life of Hilarion of Cyprus.

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