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Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.625 fol. 39v
Apollo of Thebaid: Scene, Miracle of healing Multitude -- Apollo of Thebaid, nimbed, wearing cap and monk’s habit, with left hand reaches over left shoulder and grasps horn of winged devil, with claw feet, issuing flames from mouth and hindquarters.
The Apollo raising right hand in blessing toward group of four cripples, seated or kneeling, including one with bandage tied around head, veiled woman, possibly pregnant, and man issuing from mouth winged and horned devil, with claw feet, issuing flames from mouth and hindquarters. The cripples all beneath arc of heaven in which descends Christ, cross-nimbed, extending right hand in blessing.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, Historia Monachorum in Aegypto, Chapter 7.
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