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Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 16r

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, Miracle of healing Demoniac Boy -- Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, in ship accompanied by group of nimbed and tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, many raising draped hands to their faces. On either end of the ship, among two men, one pulls rigging and one holds banner. The Anthony lowers his right hand to indicate male youth, from mouth issuing winged devil, partly submerged in water; to left, rocky shore with trees.
Scene in Athanasius, Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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