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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 27r

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Hilarion of Cyprus: Scene, departing from Monastery -- Tonsured monk, wearing hooded monk’s habit, ties sack to back of bridled and saddled ass. In center, group of four tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, kneeling with joined hands raised or with arms crossed on breast, before Hilarion of Cyprus, nimbed, wearing cap and monk’s habit, with right hand raised and with left hand on tau-staff. At far right, open door to monastery.
Scene in landscape with tree.
Illustration of Jerome, Life of Hilarion of Cyprus.

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