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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 14r

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, tempted by Demons -- Among group of tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, one holding rosary, all accompanying Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, with left hand holding tau-staff and with sack slung over left shoulder.
At right, five winged and horned devils, with claw feet, issuing flames from mouths and hindquarters, departing in sky.
Scene in Athanasius, Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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