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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 12v

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, Devil claiming Conversion -- Winged and horned devil with claw feet, possibyl in guise of man, wearing tunic, extending both hands toward Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, with right hand leaning on tau-staff, accompanied by group of tonsured monks, all wearing monk’s habits, one holding book and one with sack slung over right shoulder; trees.
Scene in Athanasius, Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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