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

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1) Abraham of Edessa: Scene, journeying with Mary of Edessa -- Abraham of Edessa, scalloped nimbus, with cloak slung over left shoulder following Mary of Edessa, mounted on bridled and saddled horse, with left hand holding reins.
In center, Abraham of Edessa, scalloped nimbUS, with cloak slung over left shoulder, extending right hand to right shoulder of Mary of Edessa, joined hands raised, both walking into doorway of cross-surmounted cell.
2) Abraham of Edessa: Scene, Death -- Abraham of Edessa, scalloped nimbus, eyes closed, seated on ground, both hands raised, issuing from mouth nimbed and nude soul, its raised arms grasped by nimbed, flying angel, accompanied by three or four angels (only nimbi visible).
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of Abraham and Mary of Edessa.

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