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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.625 fol. 31v

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John of Lycopolis: Scene, teaching -- John of Lycopolis, nimbed, wearing cap and monk’s habit, seated on ground, reading from open book with pseudo-inscriptions before group of thirteen tonsured monks, two wearing caps, all wearing monk’s habits (most with only heads visible).
Scene in landscape amid trees.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, Historia Monachorum in Aegypto, Prologue.

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