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Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 115r

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1) Eulogius of Alexandria, II: Scene, Anthony Abbot refuting Cripple -- Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, accompanied by Eulogius of Alexandria II, nimbed, and group of monks, all tonsured and wearing monk’s habits. The Anthony lowering right hand to male cripple, bandaged head, seated on stool.
2) Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, Vision of Souls -- Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, with right hand raised toward giant, standing on water, amid flames, to right flock of five flying birds.
3) Gregory Nazianzen: Scene, addressing Two Men -- Gregory Nazianzen, nimbed, mitered, wearing bishop’s vestments, holding cross-staff with draped left hand and lowering right hand toward hexagonal well, to right which stand two men.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration at end of Life of Eulogius of Alexandria, II and beginning of Life of Gregory Nazianzen.

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