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Vita S. Benedicti
Italy, perhaps in Padua, ca. 1450
MS M.184 fol. 33v

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Benedict of Montecassino: Scene, Unfaithful Monk and Dragon -- Emerging from portal of monastery, accompanied by monk, wearing hooded habit, Benedict of Montecassino, decorated nimbus, bearded, wearing hooded monk’s habit, extends left hand with right hand extended in blessing toward kneeling tonsured monk, wearing habit, with joined hands raised. In background, three monks, wearing hooded habits, stand in conversation, one with joined hands raised. Scene in hilly landscape with fruit tree, trees and bushes. Miniature within frame at end of Chapter 25 of Book II of Dialogues; The fickle monk returns to the monastery asking for forgiveness from Benedict of Montecassino.

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