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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 102r

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John Calybita: Scene, embarking for Monastery -- At left, tonsured monk, wearing monk’s habit, extending hands to extended hands of John Calybita, nimbed, both standing on shore.
At right, two ships with sails, each holding John Calybita, nimbed, and tonsured monk, wearing monk’s habit, both accompanied by groups of men (with only heads visible), two banners, on waves.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Life of John Calybita.

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