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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.625 fol. 68v

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Sabas of Jerusalem: Scene, Angel appearing in Desert -- Sabas of Jerusalem, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, with joined hands raised, kneeling with sack slung over left shoulder, beneath nimbed flying angel, with right hand lowered toward him and with left hand lowered toward cave. At far right, busts of three horses, two eating from grass.
Scene in landscape with trees.
Illustration of Cyril of Scythopolis, Life of Sabas, Chapter 15.

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