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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 83v

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Fronto of Nitria: Scene, preaching outside City -- City with towered entrance and crenellated wall enclosing buildings. At right, Fronto of Nitria, nimbed, mitered, wearing abbot’s habit, with right hand holding tau-staff and with left hand raised toward group of tonsured monks, all wearing monk’s habits, seated, the foremost with right hand raised to face.
At far right, tonsured monk, wearing monk’s habit, raising both hands, before building, possibly monk’s cell.
Scenes in common landscape with trees and framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of Fronto of Nitria.

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