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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 59r

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1) Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapter 9: Illustration -- At upper left, half-figure of Christ, cross-nimbed, raising right hand in blessing, above domed roof of building in which are group of winged and horned devils, surrounding monk, possibly tonsured (partly damaged). Outside the building, monk beside another monk, nimbed, bearded, and wearing hood, both wearing monk’s habits and gesturing toward the Christ.
2) Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapter 10: Illustration -- At right, Moses of Egypt and Isidore of Pelusium, both wearing monk’s habits, gesture toward open door of building, out of which emerges horned and winged devil, arms raised; all beneath group of flying angels, nimbed, at least three holding lances and cross-inscribed shields, pursuing group of horned and winged devils, with claw feet, issuing flames from hindquarters, all departing to right.
Scenes in common landscape.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, De Vitis Patrum, Chapters 9 and 10.

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