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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 29r

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Hilarion of Cyprus: Scene, Death -- Hilarion of Cyprus, nimbed, tonsured, eyes, closed, wearing monk’s habit and rosary suspended from waist, his left hand held to face of mourning monk, wearing hooded monk’s habit, above them nimbed and nude soul of Hilarion of Cyprus, with joined hands raised, is borne to heaven by half-figures of two angels; all surrounded by five monks, wearing monk’s habits, two hooded and one wearing cap, one seated with back-turned, and the others wailing and gesturing.
Illustration of Jerome, Life of Hilarion of Cyprus.

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