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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 34r

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John of Lycopolis: Scene, teaching -- John of Lycopolis, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, seated on ground, holding tau-staff. At right, among group of tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, one reading from book with pseudo-inscriptions and one holding rosary, all seated.
Scene in landscape amid trees.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, Historia Monachorum in Aegypto, Chapter 1.

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