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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 84r

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1) Fronto of Nitria: Scene, Merchant warned by Angel -- Within bedroom, merchant, wearing cap, eyes closed, reclining on draped bed, head on pillow, is approached above by flying, nimbed angel, with right hand raising scourge and lowering left hand toward him. Two locked chests in foreground.
2) Fronto of Nitria: Scene, Merchant sending Food to Fronto -- Merchant, wearing cap, with both hands gesturing toward group of nine men (most with only heads visible), behind them herd of eight camels, one bridled, at least five with sacks tied over humps.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of Fronto of Perigueux.

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