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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 101r

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John Calybita: Scene, Exiled Woman -- Woman, seated on island with one tree, gesturing toward man, wearing cap, seated in boat, with right extended and with left hand on oar.
At right, woman, laying supine on island, wrists crossed at waist. At right, man, wearing cap, extending hands toward her, looking back toward another woman, raising right hand to face and extending left hand toward him, both seated in boat with oar.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration at beginning of Life of John Calybita.

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