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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 7v

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, inhabiting Fortress -- Among group of ten men (most with only heads visible), two climb ladders propped on walls of crenellated fortress, inhabited by serpents crawling through windows and by Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, wearing hooded monk’s habit, with joined hands raised, praying or seated among buildings; trees and one tree outside the scene.
Scene in Athanasius’s Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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