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Vita S. Benedicti
Italy, perhaps in Padua, ca. 1450
MS M.184 fol. 13v

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Miniature, left compartment: 1) Benedict of Montecassino: Scene, Placidus and Maurus departing from Water -- Maurus of Glanfeuil, nimbed, raises both hands, and Placidus of Sicily, nimbed, tonsured, holds pot handle in right hand, both wearing hooded monk’s habit, looking back toward water, in which three ducks and heron swim; frog, duck, lion, heron and scattered clamshells are on hilly shore in landscape. Miniature, right compartment: 2) Benedict of Montecassino: Scene, Placidus presented by Maurus -- Maurus of Glanfeuil and Placidus of Sicily, both nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, with arms crossed on breasts, kneel before cowled Benedict of Montecassino, nimbed, seated on bench, with right hand raised and left hand on book on lap. Scene in room below two arches, with arched doorway and two arched windows Miniature within frame at end of Chapter 7 of Book II of Dialogues; Maurus of Glanfeuil and Placidus of Sicily depart from the water in awe at the miracle and then present themselves before Benedict of Montecassino.

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