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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 95r

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1) Abraham of Edessa: Scene, feasting with Mary of Edessa -- Abraham of Edessa, scalloped nimbus, and Mary of Edessa, both gesturing, seated before draped table spread with possibly four apples or round loaves, two knives, two cups, platter of food and vessel.
2) Abraham of Edessa: Scene, instructing Mary of Edessa -- In center, Abraham of Edessa, scalloped nimbus, with left hand gathering garment and with right hand extending coins to extended right hand of man, wearing apron, standing in doorwary of building (brothel), before him is table spread with vessel of wine and two cups.
At right, within bedroom with three windows, Abraham of Edessa, scalloped nimbus, seated on draped bed with pillow, partly embracing Mary of Edessa, partly kneeling.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of Abraham and Mary of Edessa.

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