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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 26r

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Hilarion of Cyprus: Scene, refusing Foul Herbs -- Hilarion of Cyprus, nimbed, wearing cap and monk’s habit, raises right hand to face, sitting beside two monks, one tonsured, raising draped hand to face, all gesturing, before draped table spread with bowls and platters of food, cup, spoon, and two pitchers.
At left, three animals, with turned heads. At right, tonsured monk, wearing monk’s habit, extending bundle of herbs; another bundle of herbs to left of the table.
Scene in landscape.
Illustration of Jerome, Life of Hilarion of Cyprus.

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