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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 99v

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Martinianus of Palestine: Scene, on Island -- At left, Martinianus of Palestine, nimbed, wearing cap and monk’s habit, holding tau-staff and man, wearing cap, hands to oars, both seated in boat on water.
In center, beneath winged head, blowing air, as Personification of Wind, nimbed Martinianus of Palestine, wearing cap with monk’s habit, with hands raised, kneeling on island.
At right, horned and winged devil, with claw feet, issuing flames from ears, mouth, and hindquarters, flying above man, wearing cap, with hands on oars, in boat on water.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of Martinianus of Palestine.

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