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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 89r

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1) Paphnutius of Egypt: Scene, feasting with Timothy and Companions -- Paphnutius of Egypt, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, and four men, all nimbed, seated, and most gesturing around low draped table spread with three loaves, two pitchers, and cup.
2) Paphnutius of Egypt: Scene, visiting Miraculous Spring -- Before cave, Paphnutius of Egypt, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, with left hand on tau-staff and with right hand lowered toward pool of water, on opposite side, among four pilgrims, all wearing broad-rimmed hats and garments of hair, at least three with tau-staffs, all possibly kneeling, the foremost also lowering hand toward the pool.
Scenes in common landscape amid trees, some palm trees, and framed by two trees.
Illustration of Paphnutius, Life of Onuphrius, Parts 26, 27, and 28.

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