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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 35v

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John of Lycopolis: Scene, submitting to Demons -- John of Lycopolis, tonsured, wearing monk’s habits, embracing devil in guise of woman, horned, winged, issuing flames from mouth, both surrounded by horned and winged devils, one on ground, and two groups flying above them, all issuing flames from mouths and hindquarters.
At far right, John of Lycopolis, tonsured, wearing monk’s habit, laying twisted on ground, bleeding from head, beside broken tau-staff.
Scene in landscape amid trees.
Illustration of Rufinus of Aquileia, Historia Monachorum in Aegypto, Chapter 1.

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