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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 4r

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, burying Paul -- Beside arched entrance to cave, man, possibly soul of Paul the Hermit, eyes closed, kneeling with joined hands raised, beside Anthony Abbot the Great, nimbed, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, kneeling with joined hands raised. To right in foreground, pair of lions dig Paul’s grave; amid trees and landscape.
Scene from Jerome, Life of Paul the Hermit.

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