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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 108v

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Theophilus the Monk: Scene, witnessing Woman consumed by Dragon with Sergius and Hyginus -- At left, Theophilus the Monk, Sergius the Monk, and Hyginus the Monk, all nimbed, tonsured and wearing monk’s habits, one wearing cap, two with sacks slung over left shoulders, the foremost with joined hands raised. In center, half-figure of woman issuing from jaws of wivern. At right, in branches of trees, perch flock of six birds.
Scene framed by two trees.
Illustration of Theophilus, Sergius, and Hyginus, Life of Macarius of Rome.

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