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

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Athanasius, Patriarch: Scene, sending Letter to Bishop of Alexandria -- Among group of tonsured monks, wearing monk’s habits, kneeling, the foremost extends his left hand to sealed letter with pseudo-inscriptions in extended right hand of Athanasius, nimbed, wearing miter and vestments, seated on draped faldstool of the animal type; trees.
Scene in Prologue of Athanasius, Life of Anthony Abbot the Great.

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