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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 3r

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, tempted by Demons and meeting Paul -- To left, Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, wearing monk’s habit, sack slung over left shoulder, with left hand on tau-staff, raises right hand toward horned and winged devil; amid landscape and trees.
To right, Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, embracing Paul the Hermit, both wearing monk’s habits, before entrance to hermitage, tau-staff leaning against the open door; amid landscape and trees.
Scene from Jerome, Life of Paul the Hermit.

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