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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 129r

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Drythelm of Northumbria: Scene, forsaking Worldly Life -- Before cross-surmounted monastery with bell tower, tympanum decorated with bust of nimbed monk, Drythelm of Northumbria, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, beside another almost identical monk, both gesturing toward the monastery and looking back toward group of men, one with both hands raised.
Scene framed by two trees.
Illustration at end of Bede, Vision of Drythelm.

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