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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 122v

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1) Wetti of Reichenau: Scene, Vision, Virgins interceding with God -- Wetti of Reichenau, nimbed, tonsured, and wearing monk’s habit, with joined hands raised, kneeling beside nimbed angel, also kneeling, with right hand extended toward him and with left hand extended toward group of nimbed virgins (most with only nimbi visible), all kneeling, at least two with joined hands raised, before Christ, cross-nimbed, seated on cushion bench, with right hand raised in blessing and with left hand holding book, beside lily.
2) Wetti of Reichenau: Scene, recounting Vision to Brethren -- Wetti of Reichenau, nimbed, gesturing toward one of two brethren, all tonsured and wearing monk’s habits.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Walahfrid Strabo, Visio Wettini.

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