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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 86v

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Onuphrius of Egypt: Scene, seeing Light in Desert -- Onuphrius of Egypt, nimbed, body covered in hair, with sack slung over left shoulder and with right hand on tau-staff, his head touched by lowered left hand of nimbed angel, flying, with left hand indicating fire amid trees. At far right, cross-surmounted monastery, with open door.
Scene in landscape of trees and one rabbit, all framed by two trees.
Illustration of Paphnutius, Life of Onuphrius, Part 13.

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