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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 33r

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John of Lycopolis: Scene, Miracle of healing Pregnant Woman -- Female attendant with right hand supporting pregnant woman, partly reclining in chair on stepped base, both veiled with wimples. In center, man, wearing hooded garment extends both hands toward the women.
At right, among group of men, kneeling, the foremost man wearing cap, with joined hands raised, before John the Hermit of Egypt, nimbed, wearing cap and monk’s habits, with right hand extended and with left hand on tau-staff, all beneath hand of God issuing from arc of Heaven.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, Historia Monachorum in Aegypto, Chapter 1.

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