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Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 7r

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, tempted by Demons -- Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, with right hand leaning on tau-staff before silver dish on ground and before winged devil, horned, with claw feet, issuing flame from mouth, lowering both hands. At right, open door of monastery surmounted by cross and bell tower; trees.
Scene in Athanasius, Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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