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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.625 fol. 77r

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Pachomius of Egypt: Scene, warning Brethren -- At left, three winged and horned devils, issuing flames from mouths and hindquarters, with claw feet, and one pair of claw feet, departing in air from group of four horned men before Pachomius of Egypt, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, with right hand raised and with left hand on tau-staff, kneeling.
Scene in landscape amid trees.
Illustration of Life of Pachomius, Chapter 8.

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