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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 6v

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, assailed by Demons -- Winged devil, horned, with claw feet, issuing flames from mouth, raising right hand and instructing group of men to raise clubs toward Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, both hands raised, departing for open door of monastery, surmounted by cross.
Scene in Athanasius, Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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