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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 36v

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John of Lycopolis: Scene, Monk submitting to Demon and contaminated Bread -- Nimbed monk, wearing monk’s habits embracing and laying on top of horned and winged devil in guise of woman (damaged).
To far right, John of Lycopolis, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, raising both hands, seated on bench before one of three tables, all spread with round loaves, one table with pitcher.
Scenes in landscape amid trees.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, Historia Monachorum in Aegypto, Chapter 1.

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