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Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 20r

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, predicting Death of Balacius -- Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, with both hands holds tau-staff. At right, Balacius, crowned, wearing regal garments, laying supine on ground, raises left hand, and is bitten in groin by bridled and saddled horse; trees.
Scene from Athanasius, Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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