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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 121v

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Wetti of Reichenau: Scene, Vision, Battle of Good and Wicked Brethren -- Wetti of Reichenau, nimbed, tonsured, and wearing monk’s habit, with left hand grasped by right hand of nimbed angel, with left hand extended toward two groups of tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, all mounted on bridled and saddled horses (some only partly visible), at least six raising swords or scimitar toward each other, in foreground, one of the monks, bleeding from head and partly trampled, on bust of another monk, strewn shield and hilt of sword on ground.
Scene framed by two trees.
Illustration of Walahfrid Strabo, Visio Wettini.

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