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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 16v

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, Miracle of healing Demoniac Man -- Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, kneeling with joined hands raised, beside tau-staff and accompanied by group of nimbed and tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, all kneeling and some gesturing to each other. To right, demoniac man is surrounded and possibly attacked by flock of eight birds, possibly including goose and parrot.
Scene in Athanasius, Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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