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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 30r

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Malchus of Maronia: Scene, attacked by Saracens -- Malchus of Maronia, accompanied by group of men (most with only heads visible), departing to left, chased by arrows shot from bows of Saracens, the foremost, nude, mounted on horse, with right hand aiming arrow in bow held with left hand, others also aiming arrows in bows, at least two mounted on camels.
Illustration of Jerome, Life of Malchus of Maronia.

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