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Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 12r

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, tempted by Demons -- Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, with left hand leaning on tau-staff and with right hand raised in blessing toward one of two winged and horned devils, with claw feet, trampling dragon, issuing flames from open jaws. At far right, the other devil, wearing tunic, holds purse with right hand.
Scene in Athanasius, Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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