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Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 114r

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1) Moses of Egypt: Scene, Temptation -- At left, Moses of Egypt, nimbed, eyes closed, partly reclining on ground, approached from above by horned and winged devil, with left hand raising pronged instrument. The Moses with left hand extending jug to stream of water issuing from animal head spout of well, at least three other animal head spouts on the well.
2) Moses of Egypt: Scene, Obsequies -- In center, Moses of Egypt, nimbed, eyes closed, wrists crossed on waist, head on pillow, laying on draped bed, surrounded by group of tonsured monks, one holding processional cross, all wearing monk’s habits, and one tonsured priest, wearing vestments, reading from open book with pseudo-inscriptions.
3) Eulogius of Alexandria, II: Scene, meeting Cripple -- Eulogius of Alexandria II, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, with right hand extended toward male cripple, head bandaged, seated on ground.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration at end of Palladius, Life of Moses of Egypt and beginning of Life of Eulogius of Alexandria, II.

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