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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 85v

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1) Timothy the Hermit: Scene, joined by Nun -- Within hermitage, tympana decorated with bust of nimbed monk, possibly wearing cap, half-figures of Timothy the Hermit, nimbed, wearing cap and monk’s habit, with left hand on tau-staff and with right hand raised, looking left toward half-figure of nun, veiled with wimple, wearing nun’s habit, left hand raised.
2) Timothy the Hermit: Scene, healed by Angel -- Within mouth of cave, Timothy the Hermit, nimbed, eyes closed, body covered in hair, laying on ground, props head on bent right arm and with left hand points to side, beneath wingless angel, nimbus crossed with rays, body emanating rays, with left hand holding organ of the Timothy, and with right hand holding knife.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Paphnutius, Life of Onuphrius, Parts 6, 7, and 8.

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