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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 94v

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1) Abraham of Edessa: Scene, searching for Mary of Edessa -- Outside cross-surmounted cell, man holding club over left shoulder, following Abraham of Edessa, scalloped nimbus, mounted on bridled and saddled horse, with left hand holding reins and raising right hand.
2) Abraham of Edessa: Scene, finding Mary of Edessa -- At right, bridled and saddled horse with reins grasped by right hand of groom. Abraham of Edessa, scalloped nimbus, embracing Mary of Edessa, outside crenellated building out of which emerges man, wearing apron, with right hand raising cup and with left hand holding vessel, before him table spread with vessel and two cups.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of Abraham and Mary of Edessa.

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